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The 72-year-old manager Jacqui Sands — and all 10 members of the staff  –stayed with the historic Hemingway House and the famous cats to make sure they weathered the Hurricane. Fortunately, everyone made it through the Hurricane.

The staff didn’t need to corral the cats, as one of the staff said, “As soon as the barometric pressure drops, they come in“They know before humans do when it’s time to get in.”

Now a museum, Hemingway’s house, where he lived from 1931 until 1940, is recognized as a Landmark and Literary Landmark by the U.S. Library of Congress. And his famous six-toed cat, Snow White (pictured below) is the ancestor from which the home’s current 50-plus felines have descended.

Finally, some good news to report.

Author Ernest Hemingway sitting at table w. cat drinking either wine or water from glass; at home. (Photo by Tore Johnson/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)