Can hurricane winds turn leaves brown?

Many plants in Nantucket have brown leaves since hurricane Irene. Is this from wind? The rain was not as heavy as other storms.



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    If plants are overwatered, they can turn brown. Just because it is not a heavy rainfall doesn’t mean it is too much rain. Steady rainfall (even if light) over a long period of time can still leave plants and trees waterlogged.

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    Many times trees and plants that survive the high winds of a hurricane will fall victim to the salt water carried inland by the storm.  This causes leaves to turn brown and fall off in the weeks following a hurricane.

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