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Remembering Irma: Florida Keys on the rebound

Remembering Irma: Florida Keys on the rebound
Remembering Irma: Florida Keys on the rebound
Posted at 2:35 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 22:39:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Monday marks one year since Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State and tourism in Florida is on the rebound.

One of the most powerful storms ever seen in the Atlantic hit Southwest Florida on Sept. 10, 2017.

Irma cost the Sunshine State $1.5 billion in visitor spending and 1.8 million visitors.

The Florida Keys Tourism Council says nearly all resorts that were closed by Irma should fully open before the end of the year.

Several hotels have had extensive post-storm renovations.

Airlines are also helping tourism in the Keys.