Hurricane Irma may be a distant memory if you have no connection to Florida, specifically to Key West and the Florida Keys. But along iconic Rt. 1, from Key Largo to Key West, the aftermath of Irma’s destruction in early September is clearly present. Take any avenue off the main Keys highway, especially on the Atlantic side, and you’ll be faced with mountains of mattresses, plywood, tires, insulation, boat hulls, broken glass, dive flags, rusted metal, ovens, chairs—stuff that, pre-Irma, made one man’s house a home now looks like the aftermath of a terrible war. Red tagged notices adorn condemned homes slated for demolition. Federal agencies estimate that 25% of homes were destroyed and 65% suffered major damage.
Below is a video of Margit and her fellow volunteers showing how they deliver “a moment of humanity” to recovering Keys residents.
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Key West women make and deliver home-cooked meals after Irma.
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