Apocalyptic Scene Across Florida Keys Revealed in Youtube Videos, Social Media
Hurricane Irma Put Boats on Highways, Ripped Roofs From Homes
September 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma came ashore as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys on Sunday morning. The eye of the storm passed over Cudjoe Key.
The Florida Keys are a chain of islands connected by the Overseas Highway. On a Facebook group for the Florida keys, one resident noted that Big Pine experienced "up to 14 foot surge . . . . Ramrod Key aerial view "no longer detectable" which means it's underwater not viewable by drones . . . . Cudjoe, Little Torch, and Summerland all hit hard"
One Leah McNally reports that no information is available on Cudjoe Key because it appears to be completely underwater. "No reported injuries from stock island at police dept.... Everyone at sugarloaf school is safe as of last night..... National guard arriving today
Marathon airport is clear," McNally continued.
Rob O'Neal posted a Key West Update: "Flooding on Duval between Caroline & Front. All of Front is flooded. Duck Avenue is flooded.
Bayside Motel roof ripped off, landed on neighbor's home & damaged a car.
Multiple Stock Island trailers demolished. Downed utility pole is blocking 20th Street. Parts of
Flagler Avenue & Northside Drive are flooded. Counted 10-20 utility lines & 20 trees down in Oldtown. Downed trees & tree limbs scattered throughout KW. Counted at least 100 pple walking around outside after eye wall passed.
From others: Navigation hazard posted for Keys waters. Precautionary boil water notice. No power, phone or internet south of Islamorada. Fire-rescue clearing highway with chainsaws. National Guard assisting. FDOT Inspectors begin checking roads & bridges tomorrow.
Snake Creek Bridge NOT compromised."