From Matthew to Irma! As I have heard so many times over the last couple of weeks, "it could have been worse". But for many it was devastating. The Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve took a hard hit and many of their employees did too. Again the seashore came through with a few bumps and bruises. Our buildings, even historic ones came out very well. Unfortunately, some of the same docks (Ranger Station boat house and Eldora dock) that were hit last year were damaged again. While we were prepared for Irma she still took her toll, Seminole Rest was littered with boats and debris and was completely covered with water. Let's stay prepared for the rest of the season and hope that we won't need to be.
And while 2017 is still a record smashing year with over 12000 sea turtle nests, sadly as many as 5000 may have been washed away.
Please steer clear of debris and help your neighbor if you can. Please support the Friends of Canaveral as we move forward after hurricane season with new and exciting events.
Stay Safe & See you at the beach!