What Happens in Port St Lucie, Florida when Hurricane Irma Hits?
In 2017, Hurricane Irma delivered winds up to 100 mph and more than 20 inches of rain to the Treasure Coast area. St. Lucie county reported 21.7 inches of rainfall and Indian River county reported 14.2 inches o rain around September 11-12 as the storm hit the south Florida area. Irma ended up hitting the Florida Keys and the Naples area directly but the storm was so large that it caused severe damage in the Port St Lucie area as well.
Even though residents had been preparing for over a week, the storm still took its toll and caused a lot of damage. Everyone had to work together to get the city of Port St Lucie up and running again.
Serious Flood Damage in Jacksonville Florida after Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma caused severe flooding at Jacksonville Beach and in Downtown Jacksonville. The flooding was the worst that the area has seen in over 150 years. The St. Johns River overflowed its banks and the San Marco area and downtown areas looked more like part of the river than part of the city. It ttook several days for the flooding to recede and it took far longer for the residents to return to the homes and to restore their properties to livable conditions.
Destruction done by hurricane