Hurricane News

Irma won’t take away Halloween from Big Pine Key kids

Eden Pines will be ready for annual event The streets of Eden Pines Colony in Big Pine Key are dark, and the air is filled with the sweet...
Storm Hero

What exactly defines a storm hero? 

Here’s our top list of what definitely does NOT define a #storm hero. September ushered in one feisty old lady named Irma. She came, blustered, blew and handed...

Boats: Lost and Found

In just four weeks, multiple state and federal agencies have finalized a plan to handle the many boats displaced by Hurricane Irma. The U.S. Coast Guard, the...
King tide in the Keys

King Tides to continue

Hurricane makes seasonal event worse Social media erupted with “Is this normal?” type questions, paired with photos of underwater docks, after the battered Keys got its first round...

‘It could have been worse’

Top meteorologists weigh in after Irma Willie Drye spent Hurricane Irma live blogging on the National Geographic website. Drye is the author of the definitive book about Keys...

Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Leaders review Irma response

From Key Largo to Key West, local officials made preparations for Hurricane Irma and, after the storm, started working on recovery. Here, the Weekly talks with Key...

It’s the little things, and the big things

Woman raises thousands for Irma supplies More than 50 bottles of bleach, gloves, masks, and cases of garbage bags, 32 garbage cans, 10 tarps, shovels, extension cords, six...

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

Ninety percent of guests are displaced locals It’s a good thing 79-year-old Carl Redfern didn’t stay in his Galway Bay trailer in Marathon like he had planned. After...

Shel Silverstein’s home destroyed

“Once there was a tree,” wrote Shel Silverstein in his 1964 book “The Giving Tree,” one of the top-selling children’s books of all time. Ironically, a tree...

8 things to do before the tourists come back

After getting the word from Monroe County and municipal officials that visitors can return to the Florida Keys Oct. 1 following initial recovery from Hurricane Irma, the...