September 9th Hurricane Irma made landfall on the Florida Keys... Here is an excerpt from the Florida Keys Tourism website.
FLORIDA KEYS -- The Florida Keys reopened to visitors Sunday, Oct. 1, following recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma impacted the island chain Sept. 10.
Local officials cited the speedy completion of significant infrastructure repairs, restoration of utilities, and necessity of resuming the tourism-driven economy that employs about 50 percent of the Keys workforce for their decision.
While Key Largo and Key West were least affected by the storm, not all lodging properties, including RV resorts, and other tourism facilities throughout the Keys are operating on a normal basis. Potential visitors should call ahead to ensure that hotels and their favorite attractions are open.
Recovery efforts are ongoing, especially in the Lower Keys and parts of Marathon where many residences and businesses were hardest hit by the storm.
Key West and Marathon airports are open, the Port of Key West is hosting cruise ships and the Florida Keys Overseas Highway is readily drivable for motorists throughout the 125-mile island chain.
I was in Montana on a fishing vacation when Hurricane Irma hit... Was able to fly back home on Sept. 25th.. My home, skiff and vehicles all survived.. Thanks to the help of same great friends who secured them for me while I was gone.. By the time I was able to get back, water, power and interenet had all been restored.. The utility companys did an amazing job geting the infastructure back so fast,,,
The lower keys were hit the hardest... how ever resteraunts, bars, grocery stores, etc.. are all up and running...
Key West missed the main brunt of the storm... If you walk around down town, you would probably not even realize there was a major weather event...
OK here is the important stuff you want to know.... The fishing is good!
Went out yesterday with a good buddy and we had a great day fly fishing for bonefish.... Bo hooked and landed two... I manage to hook three and lose two... we had a few shots at permit too....