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Volunteer Brandon Patty (left) helps Flagler Beach resident Chris Baiata (right) dump water-damaged items on the side of Ocean Palm Drive. Photo by Paige Wilson

Rising to the occasion: Strangers lend helping hands for Flagler Beach post-Irma cleanup

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Volunteer Brandon Patty (left) helps Flagler Beach resident Chris Baiata (right) dump water-damaged items on the side of Ocean Palm Drive. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Ormond Beach resident Richard Henderson takes a break from cleaning up his friend's flooded house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Ormond Beach resident Richard Henderson takes a break from cleaning up his friend's flooded house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Irma left its mark on Steve Lutton's (left) Flagler Beach home in the form of water marks on the walls. His son, Andy Lutton, from Charleston, South Carolina, came down to help his father clean up. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Irma left its mark on Steve Lutton's (left) Flagler Beach home in the form of water marks on the walls. His son, Andy Lutton, from Charleston, South Carolina, came down to help his father clean up. Photo by Paige Wilson

The remains of a screened porch sit outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

The remains of a screened porch sit outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Furniture damaged by flooding from Irma sits outside in the backyard of Steve Lutton's Flagler Beach home. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Furniture damaged by flooding from Irma sits outside in the backyard of Steve Lutton's Flagler Beach home. Photo by Paige Wilson

Furniture damaged from flooding during Hurricane Irma sits outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Furniture damaged from flooding during Hurricane Irma sits outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Andy Lutton (left), from Charleston, South Carolina, helps his father Steve Lutton clean up water-damaged books in Steve's Flagler Beach home. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Andy Lutton (left), from Charleston, South Carolina, helps his father Steve Lutton clean up water-damaged books in Steve's Flagler Beach home. Photo by Paige Wilson

Furniture damaged from flooding during Hurricane Irma sits outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Furniture damaged from flooding during Hurricane Irma sits outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Furniture damaged from flooding during Hurricane Irma sits outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Furniture damaged from flooding during Hurricane Irma sits outside Steve Lutton's house on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach. Photo by Paige Wilson

Steve Lutton's Flagler Beach home was left mostly empty after water damage from Irma destroyed the furniture. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Steve Lutton's Flagler Beach home was left mostly empty after water damage from Irma destroyed the furniture. Photo by Paige Wilson

Flagler Beach resident Steve Lutton finds an old letter in one of the books that was ruined from the flood during Irma. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Flagler Beach resident Steve Lutton finds an old letter in one of the books that was ruined from the flood during Irma. Photo by Paige Wilson

Chris Baiata adds a wheelbarrow full of debris to the growing stack outside his home on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach following flooding Irma caused. Photo by Paige Wilson

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 |

Chris Baiata adds a wheelbarrow full of debris to the growing stack outside his home on Ocean Palm Drive in Flagler Beach following flooding Irma caused. Photo by Paige Wilson

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