Beachgoers returned to South Beach's sands, restaurants and shops Monday, days after all of Miami Beach was a ghost town because of Hurricane Frances.
A sense of normalcy is beginning to return to some of the areas that had been threatened by Frances, which is now a tropical storm.
People in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, well to the south, dodged the worst of it, and were among the first getting back to normal.
The largest evacuation in state history affected 47 of the state's 67 counties. On Miami Beach, streets that were empty just two days ago were bustling with traffic Monday afternoon. Parking lots were full and the beach, while not packed, had a large number of sunbathers.
Some businesses remained boarded up, but had “Open” clearly written on the wooden boards.