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Posted on: August 28, 2019


Monroe County Firefighters help Tavernier homeowner replace blue tarp

Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 22 and off duty firefighters spent Wednesday morning replacing the blue tarps on a roof of a home that was damaged by Hurricane Irma. The homeowner, Adam Holoman, is waiting for permanent repairs to take place on his Tavernier house.

“I was really happy to see them this morning, this is the first help I have received since the hurricane,” said Holoman, who could smell moisture in the house each time it rains. “I am really appreciative to Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighters for their time and labor.”

The temporary roofing materials and tarps were donated by the Salvation Army and Rebuild Florida. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office also went to a different home to help with blue tarp replacement in Key Largo.

“It is important we help our neighbors keep their homes dry while they still wait for permanent repairs to take place,” said Lt. Ryan Devitt of Monroe County Fire Rescue. “A lot of hands make for fast and easy work.”

Photo: Monroe County Fire Rescue Firefighters Cameron Cowart, left, Candice Hubbs, Josh Gonzalez, John Reduelo, Lt. Ryan Devitt, Lazaro Rangel, and Lt. Patrick Kyburs help homeowner Adam Holoman replace the blue tarp on his roof while he awaits permanent repairs. (Not pictured: Andrew Bohl and James Carson.)

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