‘We Just Have To Get Through’: Shore Acres residents continue recovery efforts after Idalia

SHORE ACRES, Fla. (WFLA) — Hurricane Idalia left homeowners in Shore Acres with piles of debris in their front yards.

“We’ve never had to deal with anything like this,” said Blake Thomas, a resident of Shore Acres.

Thomas moved to the Shore Acres neighborhood in February of this year and now his family has temporarily moved out due to the damage caused by Hurricane Idalia.

“All of the kitchen appliances don’t really work and all of our furniture is in a pile in the middle until we get a storage room,” Thomas said.

Ted Dorsey, who also lives in Shore Acres, had a huge pile of belongings in his front yard that were damaged by the flood.

Shore Acres residents affected by Hurricane Idalia.

“All the furniture is gone. I’m hopefully optimistic that two of the three renovated bathrooms are reasonably salvageable, but I feel like it’s pretty much a total loss,” Dorsey said.

Dorsey says it could take several months to restore the damage.

“We just have to get through it and that’s all we can do,” he said.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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