Monday, October 24, 2005

The Damage in the Keys

It's now almost midnight and I still haven't heard any news about my Dad (let alone from my Dad). Unfortunately, new is slow to come out of South Florida today. My best friend Sarah is in the same boat as I am...her mom lives just north of West Palm and she hasn't heard from her yet either. My grandparents are also waiting to hear about the status of their house in Ft. Myers. Luckily they were up here when the storm hit! My snowbird relatives haven't headed down to Florida yet. Looks like they are going to have quite a mess to clean up when they arrive : (

Here are some pictures of the flooding in Key West. I can't believe that in 3 weeks time I'll be down there. It kind of sucks that the first time I'll be showing my boyfriend around the Keys, they're still recovering from a major hurricane. I'm sure he'll just have to come down again sometime : ) The most remarkable picture I've seen is the one on top. It's a picture of North Roosevelt Blvd. If you've ever been to Key West, it's the main street with a whole bunch of commercial hotels that you first drive down before you reach Duval. That line of palm trees used to represent the line between the ocean and the boulevard... however, from this picture you can't tell that there's even supposed to be land under there!

If anyone has heard anything about the damage in the Keys please let me know! Especially where my dad lives in the Middle Keys (Grassy Key or Duck Key specifically) Thanks! : )

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