Less damage; experience just as bad

An hour north of where Hurricane Irma made landfall, evidence of the storm remains in Islamorada, but Upper Keys officials are still thankful they were spared the...

Time is of the essence

Constant weather updates are just one of the perks of having an Emergency Operations Center and City Hall across the street from the National Weather Service –...

Hurricane Treasure

Given enough time, the calamity of a hurricane can bring positive consequences – in the Keys, that amount of time is about 215 years. In 1733...

GET A RIDE

In order to meet the special needs of persons who would need assistance during evacuations and sheltering because of physical and mental handicaps, Florida statutes mandate that...

Hurricane Tracker Rothwell’s radar

When Chris Rothwell was barely a teenager, his spark for meteorology was jump started when Hurricane Andrew passed by his southwest Florida home in 1992. “It was...

Hello my name is

To better communication with the public, forecasters worldwide use short, distinctive names to describe tropical storms and hurricanes. According to the National Hurricane Center, the practice of...

5 Steps to Saving your Ride

The damage to vehicles caused by a hurricane can arrive in many forms. However, there are ways to protect and even save your vehicle from total loss....

STAY SEAWORTHY

If there’s a hurricane, the best place for the boat is as far away as possible from the storm track. Many Keys residents with small- to mid-size...

‘Half a storm’

Willie Drye spent Hurricane Irma live blogging on the National Geographic website. Drye is the author of the definitive book about Keys hurricanes — “Storm of the...

Take Shelter

In the event of a Category 1 or 2 storm, Monroe County will open four shelters up and down the Florida Keys (see sidebar). For a Category...