Hurricane Irma

Important information for returning residents

Important information for returning residents

Safety First! Residents need to be aware of their surroundings and make safety a priority. Medical services are limited. Field Hospital located behind City Hall DEBRIS: Separate all Debris on the street. If household garbage is mixed in with debris it will not be collected and removal will be the responsibility of the home owner. […]

Marathon open for residents

Marathon open for residents

Six days ago, the city of Marathon experienced hurricane force winds that plunged the city into darkness, made roads impassable, compromised the city’s water supply and crippled the wastewater system. Today, city and county officials deemed the city safe enough for residents to be allowed to return to their homes. The Lower Keys and Key […]

Agencies update situations in the aftermath of Irma – Weekly staff report

Agencies update situations in the aftermath of Irma – Weekly staff report

Here is an update from several Keys entities about their services and situations after Hurricane Irma. Most also are updating social media regularly: Florida Keys Electric Cooperative: Power system is now approximately 70 percent energized. If you are still without power, call 305-852-2431 and please use the automated system to report your outage. All hospitals, critical government […]

FRIDAY, SEPT 15 – DAY 5 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT 15 – DAY 5 10 a.m.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam will be in Marathon today, visiting the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center. He will be met with positive news about the recovery of the Keys: Every municipality and Monroe County is checking every house to see if they are safe to receive electrical service. That function is being […]

CITY OF MARATHON UPDATE: SEPT 14 @ NOON

CITY OF MARATHON UPDATE: SEPT 14 @ NOON

Marathon City Manager Chuck Lindsey spoke live on Facebook at 11:30 a.m. this morning from The Weekly Newspaper and Florida Keys News (Keynoter) pages. Here is a summary of his points: “We have finally got some communications and right now wifi is all we have. We are hoping to have two phone lines today and […]

Key West, along with Middle and Lower Keys, still closed to residents

Key West, along with Middle and Lower Keys, still closed to residents

Most of the Keys remain closed to residents, Monroe County officials said Wednesday. “It’s just too dangerous,” said Monroe County administrator Roman Gastesi during a conference call this morning with Keys municipalities and the agencies assisting in the recovery of the Florida Keys. Utility crews continue to work on bringing essential services back online. Portions […]