Since Category 4 Hurricane Irma struck on Sept. 10, 2017, more than 2.2 million cubic yards of hurricane debris — both vegetative and construction/demolition (C&D) — and more than 18,854 destroyed white goods (large appliances) have been removed along roads throughout the Florida Keys.
The collection of hurricane debris continues along U.S. Highway 1 (the Overseas Highway) and on county and private roads from mile marker 16 to 40 in the Keys, and along roads on Duck Key, Conch Key and the City of Layton.
The breakdown to date:
Unincorporated Monroe County (along county and private roads) and along City of Layton municipal roads, 1,277,750 cubic yards of hurricane debris and more than 8,456 white goods. The county’s contractors collected 808,846 cubic yards and 6,412 white goods of this total and Florida Department of Transportation’s contractors collected 468,904 cubic yards and 2044 white goods. Note: In the hardest hit area between MMs 16 and 40, county and FDOT contractors have combined to collect 799,620 cubic yards of hurricane debris and 3,176 white goods.
Along U.S. 1, 256,404 cubic yards of hurricane debris and about 1,000 white goods. This was collected by Florida Department of Transportation’s contractors.
City of Marathon municipal and private roads: 286,106 cubic yards of hurricane debris and 7,409 white goods. This was collected by the City of Marathon’s contractor.
Village of Islamorada municipal roads, as well as final collection along U.S. 1 in city limits: 214,146 cubic yards of debris and 1680 white goods. This was collected by the Village of Islamorada’s contractor.
City of Key West roads, 146,688 cubic yards of hurricane debris and 309 white goods.
TOTALS FOR THE KEYS TO DATE: 2,181,094 cubic yards of hurricane debris and 17,467 white goods.