In late August 2018 CNN and other media started to warn the public about Hurricane Irma as it formed in the Atlantic. The enormous storm moved at a terribly slow pace as it headed towards Cuba and Florida. The storm was so wide that hurricane models were unable to predict the exact path it would take. As I recall CNN predicted a tidal surge of up to ten feet and warned of catastrophic disaster for Key West. Many locals who always stayed here decided to leave for Irma. I estimate that about 25 to 30 per cent of locals stayed in Key West - including me.
The Curry Mansion lost a huge tree at its front entry. The building did not appear to have sustained any visible damage.
CLICK HERE to view photos I took before and after Hurricane Irma.
Key West is back to as normal as Key West can be. We have a lot less trees than before, but we have as many houses less one. This is a great place to live. Come down and checkout Key West.