“Locked in here at my place in Marathon for Irma. Now it's just the watching and waiting. See ya'll on the flip side. Good luck to all my friends, both those staying in the Keys and those who decided to hit the road for parts elsewhere (I have a reporter holed up and reporting on the Keys from Fort Lauderdale who is now heading to Cape Coral, another doing the same in Alabama, another heading out tonight to Orlando). I'm the only news guy left down here for the papers”
• Larry keyed this report on Sept 7. He survived the storm and sent the story to his readers in the best traditions of news reporting. After an emergency was declared, the Keys were evacuated and damage was estimated at many $billions.