Wellington Spared The Worst Of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma blew through South Florida last weekend, largely sparing the Wellington area from the worst of its wrath. While early reports put the western communities in the direct path of a monster storm, a last-minute track change and loss of intensity left the area hit by lower-level hurricane-force winds and approximately 10.5 inches of rain. Damage to homes, businesses and public facilities was minor, although the storm did significant damage to trees, landscaping, fencing and signage, knocking out power to parts of the community for days. Read more on Irma in Wellington here.