Vehicular traffic on a street full of sand in front of The Colony Hotel after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Miami Beach.
Vehicular traffic on a street full of sand in front of The Colony Hotel after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Miami Beach. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com
Vehicular traffic on a street full of sand in front of The Colony Hotel after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Miami Beach. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

Irma emptied hotels before it arrived in Florida. A week later, some are still closed

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