Ralph Arwood Photography

Hurricane Irma Part 1

Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:46 AM

On September 10, 2017 Hurricane Irma struck Southwest Florida as a category 4 storm. This was the 57th anniversary of Hurricane Donna, which also struck Southwest Florida as a category 4 storm. As Irma passed to the north, Everglades City was inundated with 12-15 feet of sea water.

This video shows the damage done to our home in Everglades City. We are fortunate to have flood insurance. Our policy is administered by Hartford Insurance. They would prefer that we not move anything until an adjuster sees the damage. Unfortunately, most of the adjusters throughout the country are in Texas, helping with the Hurricane Harvey recovery. The rapid growth of mold on everything inside the home made it impossible to wait for an adjuster. This video documents what we found after the storm surge and the extent of the damage. As time permits I will also post before and after photographs of our home.