After heavy damage, anxious residents begin returning to Florida Keys

  • Florida Keys was hit by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. As per the reports of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at least 25% of Florida Keys homes are destroyed. Reports also say that the Keys appear to be the hardest hit part of Florida. Destruction caused by Hurricane Irma was so widespread that it was visible from satellites orbiting hundreds of miles away from earth. However, anxious residents have begun to return to Florida Keys. Upper Keys residents and business owners are allowed back in. Some residents were allowed in the towns of Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada on Tuesday morning. The battered Florida Keys are still without water, power, electricity, medical services and cell services. Search and rescue operations are moving through the worst affected areas with emergency supply of food and water.

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