In some parts of the Keys, people are still salvaging what they can of their belongings, or figuring out where they will live.
In Key West, local and state leaders gathered Wednesday to send one message: they are open for business.
"Restaurants are open. Hotels are open. Every tourist in the country, in the world, needs to come back to Key West and the Florida Keys," said Gov. Rick Scott.
He spoke at an oceanfront hotel flanked by Key West officials and tourism promoters who were carrying conch shells and waving Conch Republic flags.