09/12/2017 Summerland Key, FL Aerial Damage

Aerial Video This Afternoon Over Big Pine Key, FL Widespread & Extensive Damage across much of the area after Hurricane Irma made landfall.

Posted by WXChasing on Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Here in the Tampa Bay area, many of us lost power from Hurricane Irma, and an estimated 5 million of us haven't had power restored yet. That sucks. I get it. 

But y'all. Have you seen footage of the Florida Keys? They've been completely devastated by this storm. 90% of structures have been damaged, and 25% are total losses. I can't even imagine that. I mean, I had no power for 3 days, but at least I still had a home! These people have no homes to go to, no jobs, no roads, no gas, no way to get food or clean water, nothing! It's shocking and heartbreaking. 

Here's how you can help:

"We’re asking for more volunteers. American Red Cross is down here with 1,000 volunteers we’ve had 8 to 9,000 additional people agree to volunteer, I need a total of about 17,000 volunteers," said Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Good Morning America on Sunday.

The American Red Cross needs volunteers in Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia.

According to ABC News, some local shelters are also taking volunteers. You can apply through the Volunteer Florida website.

Airbnb hosts have opened up their homes to hurricane Irma evacuees for free. If you can to offer a free room, be sure to sign up.

UNICEF is providing emergency relief and will help children affected by the hurricane resume their education in the coming months.

Here's how you can help:

The American Red Cross needs volunteers in Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia.

According to ABC News, some local shelters are also taking volunteers. You can apply through the Volunteer Florida website.

Airbnb hosts have opened up their homes to hurricane Irma evacuees for free. If you can to offer a free room, be sure to sign up.

UNICEF is providing emergency relief and will help children affected by the hurricane resume their education in the coming months.

The crowdfunding website GlobalGiving wants to raise $2 million for relief and recovery efforts in regions affected by the hurricane.

Save The Children will provide relief efforts for families and children impacted by the storm.

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is registering volunteers to help in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other areas affected by Hurricane Irma.

SPCA International provides support to shelters and rescue groups working with animals affected by natural disasters.

GoFundMe has created a centralized landing page which aggregates all campaigns created by and for Florida victims in need.


If you know of additional organizations that are currently accepting donations for the Keys, please let us know so we can update the list!