Hurricane Irma might have destroyed homes and flooded communities in Florida, but the Key West museum dedicated to eminent American author Ernest Hemingway and the descendants of his dogs liked to show up six fingers unmoved.
Irma hit Florida Keys as a powerful stadium in the fourth grade early Sunday, causing serious damage to the tall Florida archipelago of southern Florida.
Storm caused uninterrupted winds up to 209 km / h and flooded the highway connecting the tropical islands with the rest of the state. Evacuated were informed on Monday that they were still unable to return home.
While Key West is still without water and electricity, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, sitting at one of the highest points in the region, were intact, Conservative Dave Gonzales said on Monday.
“We were well prepared and very blessed,” Gonzales told Reuters
They took up 54 cat owners – the cat of the six fingers that came from a cats named Snow White, which the author adopted during his stay in the thirties of the last century – said Gonzales.
Belonged to a private group, homes and terrains were a national historic landmark in 1968, 7 years after Hemingway’s death, said General Director Jacque Sands, who lives in the main house and sleeps at 11 am during a storm.
Built in 1851, the Spanish Colonial House bought Hemingway and his other wife Pauline in 1928. The couple made numerous renovations in the home and the area, including the construction of the first swimming pool in the city.
Two Hemingway’s emblematic literary works, the novel “Have and Do not Have,” and the story of “Snowy Kilimanjaro” have been written for years in Key West.
The museum is full of Hemingway artifacts, including ancient European furniture, mounted animal heads, and Hemingway slices assembled on African safaris and hunting trips to the American West.
Sands said he had never thought about evacuating the property because the exit meant leaving cats.
“Cats took care of us, or they think,” he said.