Key West After Wilma


RadarloopTowleroad correspondent Alan L. sends us these photos he received of Duval Street, Key West’s main drag, knee-deep in water after Hurricane Wilma.

The city is in the process of “getting the party restarted” according to the L.A. Times, with a convention of Jimmy Buffet “parrotheads” due to arrive any day, and the return of cruise ships imminent.

Fantasy Fest, the late October party which extremist religious groups were quick to name as the reason God created the destructive hurricane, has been rescheduled for December 7-10, and been given a new theme: Wilma’s Freaks, Geeks and Goddesses.

Over the weekend, screen captures surfaced revealing a mysterious “2” inside Wilma’s eye. It’s the second time this year that unusual objects have been discerned within weather charts. It’s only a matter of time before some zealot discovers religious iconography within the storm swirl as “proof” of God’s wrath against so-called sinners.


Posted October 31, 2005 at 12:20pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Current Affairs, Travel