Complications Arise at Hurricane Season's End Hurricane season ended Wednesday, but the most damaging season on record just doesn't want to die. A tropical storm is still blowing around the Atlantic; and in Key West, a ceremony to mark the season's end proved unexpectedly tough. Residents wanted to burn two hurricane flags, but the red and black warning flags would not catch fire. The pirate re-enactors in charge of the ceremony didn't get the flags to burn until after they were doused in rum.
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Complications Arise at Hurricane Season's End

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Complications Arise at Hurricane Season's End

Complications Arise at Hurricane Season's End

Complications Arise at Hurricane Season's End

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Hurricane season ended Wednesday, but the most damaging season on record just doesn't want to die. A tropical storm is still blowing around the Atlantic; and in Key West, a ceremony to mark the season's end proved unexpectedly tough. Residents wanted to burn two hurricane flags, but the red and black warning flags would not catch fire. The pirate re-enactors in charge of the ceremony didn't get the flags to burn until after they were doused in rum.