Parts Of Florida Keys Still Recovering 1 Year After Irma

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

As Floridians watch a number of storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean, they're also remembering when Hurricane Irma struck the state as a Category 4 storm one year ago.

After causing damage and taking lives throughout various island countries, Irma made landfall around 9 a.m. near in the Florida Keys near Cudjoe Key with winds of 130 miles per hour – the strongest storm to make direct landfall in Florida since Charley in 2004.

The devastation spanned across the Keys, leveling houses and destroying areas from Big Pine Key to Marathon and further north. 

When it was all said and done, Irma would be the fifth costliest hurricane in history, causing nearly $65 million in damage and killing 134 people – with $50 billion of that and 92 fatalities being in the United States alone. 

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