Businesses Are Back Open In Franklin Co. After Hurricane Irma

APALACHICOLA, Fla. - It's back to business for residents in Downtown Apalachicola.

Residents in Franklin County felt some of Hurricane Irma's impact after the large storm passed through Florida Monday.

Employees from Boss Oyster cleaned up some debris that the storm left behind. 

"You see it [debris] - pick up. Anything - limbs, trash. It hasn't been too bad. It's been worse. This storm wasn't that bad at all," said Boss Oyster Manager David Burke.

Residents believe they dodged a bullet, having experienced worse conditions from past storms. 

They say they're grateful this is all Irma did.

"I think just the constant news coverage and the size of the storm kind of scared everyone and we were very prepared. Much more prepared than we've ever been. I've been here for four years -speaking to the guys who's lived here for twenty year or their whole life ,and most people were prepared for this storm than they ever have been," added Oyster City Brewer Manager Clayton Mathis.

Franklin County Central landfill is also accepting amnesty storm debris which means it's free of charge for residents. 

It'll be now until Friday, and they'll be open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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