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Damage by the numbers

Damage by the numbers

The best way to describe these numbers describing Hurricane Irma damage in the Keys is … preliminary. (Really, it’s called the Preliminary Damage Inspection.) Essentially, county and municipal officials, assisted by FEMA workers, went door-to-door visually inspecting buildings and sorting them into categories — affected, not affected, minor damage, major damage, and destroyed. Expect the […]

Fantasy Fest: Party for a cause

Fantasy Fest: Party for a cause

Organizations use annual party to raise funds for local charities There is always an excuse to drink, but during Fantasy Fest week, there are plenty of places and things to do that help out some of the local charities around town. Party with a purpose at some of these events: Friday, Oct. 20 Royal Coronation […]

Turtle hurdles: Prognosis remains static

Turtle hurdles: Prognosis remains static

It had been exactly two weeks since the storm rolled through and still there wasn’t a single boat within earshot or sight. The water was flat as glass. The air: silent. This wildlife reconnaissance mission had started on a low note. Just 20 minutes in, a 4-foot-long dead sea turtle floated ominously at the entrance […]

UPDATE: Snake Creek Bridge is OK according to Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel

UPDATE: Snake Creek Bridge is OK according to Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel

UPDATE: Snake Creek Bridge is OK according to Islamorada Fire Chief Terry Abel. Snake Creek Bridge is okay Monroe County officials were receiving eye witness reports that the Snake Creek Bridge in Tavernier is “out” and that several other bridges may have been compromised.  However, Islamorada Fire Chief has said the bridge is “driveable.” Monroe County […]

From us at The Weekly…

From us at The Weekly…

Monroe County Firefighters and Sheriff Deputies to enter Keys around noon As Hurricane Irma churns past the lower Florida Keys, Monroe County emergency management is being “thoughtful and deliberate,” in their response to the storm. Firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers staged in Ocean Reef are awaiting the command to push into the Florida Keys […]

Monroe County closes KW airport, animal shelters; LKMC closes too

Monroe County closes KW airport, animal shelters; LKMC closes too

According to Monroe County:   The Key West International Airport will close Wednesday night after the last flight due to TSA’s security checkpoint ceasing the screening of airline passengers. The last flight is Delta # 567, departing for Atlanta at 5:50 p.m. All commercial flights at Key West International Airport will be canceled from Thursday […]

Sewer Celebration marks completion of big task

Sewer Celebration marks completion of big task

Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor speaks to agency representatives at Marathon City Hall during Thursday’s Sewer Celebration. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly 20 years & $1 billion On Thursday, representatives from many agencies and municipalities gathered at Marathon City Hall to formally declare the sewering of the Keys complete. It took almost 20 years, $1 […]

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