Hurricane News

Local rides out the storm on his boat.

Robert “Bob” Keyt almost said goodbye to The Last Farewell. His 38-foot Downeaster was docked at Pancho’s Marina and Fuel Dock during Hurricane Irma. During the storm,...
Fishermen's Hospital committed to rebuilding in Marathon.

Fishermen’s field hospital opened Sept. 26

A temporary field hospital is open in Fishermen's parking lot in Marathon.   Fishermen’s Hospital will be rebuilt, representatives say.   That’s the message from Baptist Health South Florida about Fishermen’s...

WHAT’S NEXT? Thoughts on Irma, 10 days after

From the third floor of my ringside seat for Irma, the palm tree outside the balcony swayed like a boxer who had gone limp, its head hunched...

State of Marathon

“This is going to be a long-term restoration process,” said Gov. Rick Scott when he visited Marathon City Hall on Sept. 18, eight days after Hurricane Irma...

The best and worst Irma rumors

Even before Hurricane Irma was 200 miles offshore, it started. Sharknado was going to hit the Florida Keys. What? Wait, WHAT? Yes supposedly Irma’s spinning metropolis was...

Help is here

SHELTERS The Red Cross is operating temporary shelters 24/7 in the following locations and providing food, a secure and safe place, and cots. Residents should bring water, bedding,...