Ernest Hemingway's House, Cats Survive Irma in Florida Keys

Newsmax | 9/11/2017 | Staff
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, home to about 50 six-toed cats descended from one that belonged to Hemingway when he was alive, made it safely through Hurricane Irma.

Employees and 54 cats rode out the storm at the former Hemingway house in Key West, Florida, without any damage, The Washington Post reported. The building sits 16 feet above sea level and is a high point on the island.

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In the absence of hurricanes, Hemingway’s cats roam the gardens and house freely, and visitors to the home and museum worried about the safety of the cats they had grown fond of with Irma approaching.

Key West was under a full evacuation order, but Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum General Manager Jacque Sands refused to leave. She felt it would be too traumatic to...
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