Hurricane Hermine damages and destroys 7 of 12 mom and pop cottage / motel units at Faraway Inn.
At two o’clock am on September 2, 2016 a fierce 10 foot high surge hit beautiful Cedar Key, Florida leaving much devastation in its wake. A 10 foot ocean surge was caused by Hurricane Hermine. Locals can not remember such a storm happening in their lifetime of 86 years. 1896 was the last storm of this magnitude and ferosity to do the damage it did on September 2, 2016.
Because of all the amazing volunteers who helped in so many way we were able to make considerably progress at Faraway Inn. There were folks removing the recyclable wood, plastics, seaweed and damaged appliances, mattresses, etc. Thank you to our City of Cedar Key for arrangeing the extended debris removel time we all had.
Still awaiting structural engineer to look at Cottage 1, Capt’s Quarters, Gulf View 10, 11 and 12. Can not move forward until engineer inspects.
Insurance company sent checks to get through a month. Can not deposit checks because Capital City Bank (mortgage holder) will only allow us to escrow them.
Photographs posted are before garden clean-up and after garden clean-up. Faraway Inn gardens are looking pretty again thanks to Kelly West, Shely, Richard and Mark.