Good news: Lower water temperatures

By Charles Fulco It’s officially hurricane season in the Keys again, but Irma-weary residents will be glad to know the current forecast calls for much-reduced activity in the...

3 zeros, one payment – Reimbursement dollars “on the way” to Keys

Although it’s been slow moving and Keys municipalities have had to use their own funds to pay for Hurricane Irma recovery, reimbursement money from the Federal Emergency...

FAQ about the ‘yellow ticket’ – What to know about new hurricane re-entry rules

Getting a community back up and running after a natural disaster is no easy task, and for that reason, businesses and residents vital to the recovery process...

House Hunting? The market vs. Irma.

The Florida Keys real estate market has momentum after Hurricane Irma.  “Everyone thought we were going to have a ton of distressed properties,” said David Grego, president of...

Re-entry revamp – BOCC: Post-Irma rules were ‘ineffective’

County Commissioners agree that the process of allowing people back into the Keys after a hurricane needs a revamp. On April 19, the Board of County Commissioners and...

Canal cleanup closer Deck – Money for work inches closer to Monroe

Good things come to those who wait, and when it comes to the condition of canals throughout Monroe County post-Hurricane Irma, a bit of good news arrived...

‘I’ll call today’ – Rubio promises support for FEMA funds, canal cleanup

The process of preparing for another hurricane season while still recovering from the last one was the main focus for local officials during a visit with U.S....

County, cities still waiting on FEMA funding

By Sara Matthis & Gabriel Sanchez Across the board, the governmental entities in Monroe County have yet to receive any federal funds associated with Hurricane Irma. In fact,...

Don’t forget to file for hurricane tax relief

By U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo When some in the Lower and Middle Keys lost everything to Hurricane Irma’s 130 miles-per-hour winds and 10-foot storm surge, I knew perhaps the...
Coral Head Music Fest

Music Fest Money

Some are almost done, others are in the middle, but some haven’t begun home repairs after Hurricane Irma. Terri Metter is one of the latter. A Keys...