Paradise Found: Iconic Key West Welcome Sign Returned After Hurricane Irma - NBC 6 South Florida

Paradise Found: Iconic Key West Welcome Sign Returned After Hurricane Irma

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    NBC 6's Trina Robinson reports.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 9, 2017)

    Paradise has been found.

    The sign welcoming Key West visitors to "Paradise U.S.A." that went missing after Hurricane Irma is back home.

    News outlets reported Thursday that an unidentified couple dropped off the sign at a dock in Fort Myers, some 300 miles away. The dock is used by the Key West Ferry Express, which has regular service to the island.

    The ferry company agreed to take it back home where it was greeted Thursday by Key West police officers.

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    NBC 6 Reporter Jamie Guirola is in Key West, where things are starting to get back to normal, as tourists begin to flock to the island.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 2, 2017)

    Residents say they last saw the "Welcome to Key West" sign on the ground after it was presumably knocked down by Irma on Sept. 10. The sign at the island's entrance off U.S. 1 features a painted sunset.

    It was an $8,000 gift from the local Rotary Club.

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