Things are beginning the slow recovery back to normalcy. Not every area on every street was created equal, so some houses are without power while neighbors have power. Also, hooking back into cable and internet adds to the frustration. Most driveways are piled high with debris, but some have not returned to begin the cleanup process. The yard waste on just our short street would take a full truck or two. I can’t imagine how many trucks to do the whole city.
There certainly is work that needs to be done for safety or better reasons and deserves priority over looks or convenience. It will take a long time to get it all picked up as waves of returning residents, and pressed yardmen constantly create more piles. The bridges are both open, grocery stores are reopening, restaurants spotty, golf courses still flooded, and the beaches (south beach) seem to have been pushed around but not harmed.
Very lucky, but patience will be required, as it will be hard to find enough trucks to get the job done quickly. On the bright side, there is not blue tarp on every roof, contractors bidding on damages, and the normal signs of disaster from a devastating storm. Another month, and the signs of the storm will be gone.