Welcome to the official website of Everglades City. While we rebuild our unique little town, this website will be aimed mainly for resident and business recovery.
Please check-out the Mullet Rapper for important information on Everglades City: www.mulletrapper.com
It will take years for Everglades City and nearby areas to fully recover from Hurricane Irma’s floods, which made landfall on Sunday, September 10, 2017 .
Mayor Grimm estimated that as many as three-quarters of the area’s buildings — many of which were uninsured — were flooded by up to three or 4 feet of water. Hundreds of residents likely will be displaced. Many will lose their homes.
“It’s going to take years,” Grimm said when asked about a recovery timeline. “It really depends on how much the federal government can assist the homeowners. This is bad.”
We need to focus on re-building for those that lost homes. Flood surge from Donna and Irma have proven that re-building needs to focus on elevated homes.
Do you know an organization or company that is willing to help us design affordable housing on stilts? Please contact Tony Pernas at 305.815.8849.
“Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it's possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process.”
Check-in to see how our recovery is progressing.