WILMA: A POWERFUL STORM THAT BROUGHT SURGE TO THE FLORIDA KEYS – OFFICIAL FLORIDA...

By Jim McCarthy and Alex Rickert STORM HAD A COMPLICATED BEGINNING Per a National Hurricane Center report, Wilma formed and became an intense hurricane over the northwestern Caribbean Sea....

START OF HURRICANE SEASON BROUGHT 11 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE KEYS

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A storm making its way to the Florida Keys late last week didn’t become a tropical storm, but it brought a heavy dose of rain and some...

HURRICANE GROTTO AT KEY WEST’S CATHOLIC CHURCH TURNS 100

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The scent of sulfur from struck matches fills the small, stone space inside the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, known locally as “the hurricane grotto” at the...

REMNANTS FROM HURRICANE AGATHA COULD BRING WEAK TROPICAL STORM TO THE KEYS

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June 1 starts a six-month hurricane season that forecasters say could bring 14 to 21 named storms due to La Niña and warmer Atlantic temperatures.  Remnants from Hurricane...

EXPERTS PREDICT ABOVE-NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON

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Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive...

KEY WEST PLANS NEW PARKS, PLAZAS & HOMELESS SHELTER

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A new Bayview Park design, a new homeless shelter and a new, long-term lease for the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on College Road are...
What FEMA flood maps mean for residents, real estate - A group of people walking down a street next to water - Sloppy Joe's Bar

LEGISLATORS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE FLOOD INSURANCE

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In the Upper Keys, a 73-year-old resident has decided to no longer purchase flood insurance, even though the ground floor of her primary home of decades was...

IN PICTURES: CONCH REPUBLIC BURNS THE HURRICANE FLAG IN CELEBRATION OF THE END OF...

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The Florida Keys emerged from hurricane season relatively unscathed, and celebrated on Nov. 30, the last day of the storm season, by setting the red-and-black hurricane flag...

TRUMAN WATERFRONT WORKFORCE HOUSING MOVES FORWARD

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City commissioners on Nov. 16 took a giant step toward building workforce housing on the last 3.2 acres of the Truman Waterfront. The commission approved the rankings...

HURRICANE SEASON: KEYS WEATHERMAN SHARES THOUGHTS ON REST OF SEASON

Don’t put away those hurricane shutters or eat those canned beans in the cupboard yet. Yes, we’ve gotten through the month of September — a nerve-wracking time...