Anxious residents begin returning to battered Florida Keys

Irma's impact on the Florida Keys
Irma's impact on the Florida Keys
Irma's impact on the Florida Keys
Irma’s impact on the Florida Keys

Heidi and Allan Neuzil grew frustrated Tuesday after waiting more than 14 hours for authorities to let them back in to the battered Florida Keys.

The parents of three boys were part of a large group of Keys residents awaiting permission to return to their homes and survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma.

“I just want to go home!” Allan Neuzil screamed at authorities from the side of the road.
He wasn’t the only one exasperated enough to yell at police. Other residents joined him as officers directed traffic and vehicles at the front of the line jockeyed to get ahead of each other.

Heidi Neuzil broke down as she pondered the potential scene they’d find upon arriving in Key Largo.
“I don’t know what we’re going to do if we don’t have a home,” she asked. “Where will we go?