The Grove before and after Irma, in photos.

Hurricane Irma has come and gone, and the 305 is now in rebuild mode. Folks are out on the street wondering what exactly happened in their neighborhood. Here are a few before and after-Irma snapshots of Coconut Grove to help you wrap your head around just how quickly one neighborhood’s landscape changed.

Dinner Key Marina got a walloping.

Another view of the marina mayhem.

In some places, the water has yet to fully recede.

The City of Miami’s city hall weathered the storm just fine.

The green bowers of the Barnacle, the county’s oldest standing structure, didn’t fare so well.

By Mario Ariza
Mario Alejandro Ariza is a Dominican immigrant who grew up in Miami. A Michener Fellow in poetry at the University of Miami’s Master in Fine Arts program, he is currently working on a nonfiction book about South Florida and Sea Level Rise. On a day with a good swell and northeasterly breezes, you’ll find him surfing on South Beach (yes, there’s actually surfing Miami.)