After Irma, a mixed journey home for Florida evacuees

After Irma, a mixed journey home for Florida evacueesBy Daniel Trotta ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – After fleeing homes in Hurricane Irma’s path several days ago, Florida residents Lee Tinkler and Mercedes Lopez on Tuesday faced far different prospects as they departed from the Orlando hotels where they sought refuge. Tinkler, a retiree from Jupiter, Florida, said she was about to end “the best experience of my life” after waiting out the storm at a high-end convention hotel with her two daughters, their two babies and seven cats. “We go back to nothing.” They are part of a complicated return home after the largest evacuation in U.S. history which saw 6.5 million people flee the storm in Florida.

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