Picking Up The Pieces In Florida After Irma’s Devastation

12 Sep , 2017 Fresh news

Near the southern tip of Florida, there’s a trailer park on Plantation Island, just outside of Everglades City. Only several hundred people inhabit the coastal town, which abuts Everglades National Park. It was one of the hardest hit parts of the state.

Once the storm passed, residents of the small community started sifting through the wreckage, salvaging the personal items they could and trying to wrap their heads around what lay ahead. Photographer Nicole Craine spent the day documenting their experience.

Residents clear debris in their mobile homes in Plantation Island, just south of Everglades City.

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Family photos are rescued from flood waters inside of Derrick Daffin’s mobile home and spread out to dry.

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Silt and water covers the floors inside Derrick Daffin’s home.

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Kenny Crippen’s mobile home in Plantation Island, south of Everglades City.

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Kenny Crippen, 65, on the front porch of his neighbor’s house in Plantation …read more

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