SUNSHINE Festival is ON ! Kawama Yacht Club Key Largo Irma Update GOOD NEWS we are OPEN !!!
Our home, and the rest of Kawama Tower are un-affected ‘structurally’ after Irma. We had a minor water leak, but otherwise escaped the storm’s effects. Being on the 4th floor had benefits.
In the wider community ; we survived with a few scars and bumps in the community ! Our community has experienced cosmetic damage with sand washed away, breakwater damaged on the beaches. Pool fencing removed and vegetation affected by salt water and sea grass debris washed up. Tiki huts that lost their thatch etc. Damage to Pool infrastructure systems etc. By December new sand has arrived and the onward track to full recovery continues.
FEMA resourced the clear up with thousands of people in the Keys, whilst the community’s own landscaping contractor and maintenance crew have been busy clearing up and undertaking repairs within the community.
We were delighted to see that palm trees that were left straggly, have thrown out fresh new growth and are well on the way to recovering..
South Pool OPEN to everyone while the Oasis Pool is being repaired. Thank you to our neighbor H.O.A for this agreement.
North Pool is OPEN :
Walkways OPEN :
Waterfront and beach areas OPEN for access, care required still as ground uneven in places
Saltwater Lagoon : OPEN
Some community amenities, some plants and shrubs are being re-planted and will be a while before full restoration. The situation is fluid.
Confident to offer bookings again, albeit with caveats about community facilities. Having just returned we can report good progress although some beach repairs are being hampered by permitting delays and shortage of components (Pool Pump) or specialist licensed labor.
On a wider level most of the regional tourist attractions and facilities are already re-opened. Upper Keys, Everglades attractions and Miami all re-opened. However some areas closer to Marathon and Big Pine Key will not be open for a while. It makes for an ‘interesting drive’ to see the force of nature further south !
Sally & Andrew