Nearly one year after Hurricane Irma trashed canals across the Florida Keys, four were cleaned up in the first week of debris removal — a $49.2 million project for Monroe County.
Only 99 more to go.
More than 700 cubic yards of vegetation and construction or demolition debris were removed from 11 canals, said county spokeswoman Cammy Clark.
Nine crews have been working in six areas of the Keys. Of the four canals that were completed, two are on Big Pine Key, one is in Marathon and one is in Islamorada. Work started Aug. 17. Read More