HURRICANE IRMA’S EFFECTS ON FLORIDA’S WATER
It has been almost a year since Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Much of the problem with the quality of Florida’s water is still sewage-related. When water treatment facilities lost power, their pumps stopped working and untreated water was released into streets and waterways. Water also backed up into homes and businesses which posed health risks including intestinal upset.
Dangerous algae bloom still threatens marine life including fish and sea plants where chemicals and gasoline was released into floodwater.