The famous "Welcome to Key West" sign was found in Fort Myers, Florida, about 300 miles away from where it was supposed to be
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Key West will still be paradise.

Following Hurricane Irma‘s rampage toward the U.S. island, the city’s residents will gain back their famous “Welcome to Key West” sign, which was as much a part of their lives as the ocean.

The sign was found about 300 miles away from where it was supposed to be early Thursday in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, according to The Miami Herald.

WINK News reported the sign was found and dropped off at the Key West Express docking station by an unidentified couple. Crew members at the station shipped it back home at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The sign was an $8,000 gift from the local rotary club, according to the Associated Press.

WINK News reporter, John Treirweiler, tweeted that while the sign may have been recovered and on its way back home, residents of the island had fashioned a hand-made sign to welcome visitors.

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm that left millions of people without power on both coasts of the state.