Photos capture obliterated homes, resilient survivors in Irma-slammed Florida Keys

A FEMA official said as many as 25 percent of homes were destroyed.

ByJEFF COSTELLO
September 13, 2017, 7:13 PM

— -- Hurricane Irma destroyed as many as 25 percent of homes in the Florida Keys, with up to 65 percent of homes suffering major damage, a FEMA official said on Tuesday.

And all of this devastation was captured by photographer Timothy Fadek, who is covering the story for ABC News.

Fadek was at a shopping center in Key West when two Chinook helicopters from the Florida National Guard arrived with food and water. While some locals were smiling and seemed happy, the majority were grim-faced, Fadek said. Some expressed aggravation at the lack of electricity in the Florida heat and slow distribution of aid.

Monroe County has water restrictions in place, only providing water to residents for two hours in the morning and evenings, and there is a precautionary water boil notice in effect for all the Keys.

Below, Fadek's photos:

PHOTO: Residents line up for food and water relief supplies in a shopping center parking lot in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
Residents line up for food and water relief supplies in a shopping center parking lot in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
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PHOTO: Local residents assist soldiers with the offloading of relief supplies from a Florida National Guard helicopter in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
Local residents assist soldiers with the offloading of relief supplies from a Florida National Guard helicopter in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
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PHOTO: Soldiers with the Florida National Guard deliver food and water by a Chinook cargo helicopter that landed in a shopping center parking lot in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
Soldiers with the Florida National Guard deliver food and water by a Chinook cargo helicopter that landed in a shopping center parking lot in Key West, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017. Local residents assisted the soldiers with the offloading of supplies.
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PHOTO: A destroyed marina is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
A destroyed marina is pictured in an aerial photo in the Keys in Marathon, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017.
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PHOTO: A boat is seen next to a home after Hurricane Irma passed through the area, Sept. 13, 2017, in Duck Key, Florida.
A boat is seen next to a home after Hurricane Irma passed through the area, Sept. 13, 2017, in Duck Key, Florida.
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PHOTO: Mike Gilbert hugs his daughter Brooke while looking at a destroyed three-story condominium building after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Islamorada, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017.
Mike Gilbert hugs his daughter Brooke while looking at a destroyed three-story condominium building after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in Islamorada, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017. The Gilbert family owns a unit in the building.
Erik S. Lesser/EPA
PHOTO: Damage to a mobile home community can be seen in the Lower Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma struck the state, Sept. 12, 2017.
Damage to a mobile home community can be seen in the Lower Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma struck the state, Sept. 12, 2017.
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PHOTO: Debris surrounds a destroyed structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Big Pine Key, Fla.
Debris surrounds a destroyed structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Big Pine Key, Fla.
Alan Diaz/AP
PHOTO: Boats, cars and other debris clog waterways in the Florida Keys two days after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state, Sept. 12, 2017 in Marathon, Fla.
Boats, cars and other debris clog waterways in the Florida Keys two days after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state, Sept. 12, 2017 in Marathon, Fla.
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