Hurricane Irma

A reprieve in Dry Tortugas

A reprieve in Dry Tortugas

Also: No bullynetting after curfew Richie Stiglitz is having a sleepover on Key Colony Beach, grilling for his crew and friends six days post-Irma, telling stories of the past week. His story is a little different from most. He, with a fleet of nine commercial Marathon boats, rode the storm out 60 miles offshore in […]

State of Marathon

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 struck the Keys. “Clearly, progress has been made, but everything is not ‘fine.’” Officials from the City of Marathon presented him a list of urgent needs. They asked […]

The best and worst Irma rumors

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 filled with sharks that were somehow going to pistol whip us to death. Not only would we deal with wind and rain but sharks swirling above our tin […]

Help is here

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, immediate toiletry supplies and medications. • Island Community Church, 83400 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, FL 33036 (One Sept. 19, the shelter housed 5.) • Marathon High School, 350 […]

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