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THESE HURRICANE SUPPLIES ARE TAX-FREE FOR A SHORT TIME

The 2024 Florida disaster preparedness sales tax holiday provides residents with the opportunity to purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies tax-free during two 14-day periods. The 2024 tax...
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STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED LINES & OTHER USEFUL TIPS TO STAY THIS STORM SEASON

Florida Keys’ power companies are among the best in the world when it comes to restoring power following a hurricane. When you see the Keys Energy and...
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PICKING UP THE PIECES: DEBRIS CLEANUP & DISPOSAL TIPS AFTER THE STORM

There’s no denying it: tropical storms and hurricanes make a mess. Toppled trees block streets and pull down power lines. Mountains of silt, sand and seaweed pile...
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SAFE SHELTER: THESE LOCATIONS WILL OPEN FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO FLEE THEIR HOMES

CATEGORY 1-2HURRICANES Key West High School2100 Flagler Avenue, Key West Sugarloaf School255 Crane Blvd., Sugarloaf Key Marathon High School350 Sombrero Beach Rd., Marathon Coral Shores High School89901 Overseas Hwy., Tavernier CATEGORY 3-5HURRICANES There...
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MARINERS SHOULD PREPARE TO LEAVE THEIR VESSELS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN AHEAD OF A HURRICANE

Mariners should heed local alerts, be prepared to leave their vessels should the going get worse and have a plan during hurricane season.  Use trusted, credible sources for...
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MARGARITAS TO MONEY: ESSENTIAL READS IN THE KEYS

Jackpot SummerBy Elyssa FriedlandThe Jacobson siblings are mourning their mother’s death. They decide to spend July 4th weekend cleaning out the recently sold family beach house since...
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DOWNLOAD THESE APPS TO GET THE LATEST ON STORMS & EVACUATIONS

ALERT! MONROEAlert!Monroe is an Everbridge mass notification system used by Monroe County Emergency Management to quickly share emergency notifications with residents. Notifications can include severe weather, evacuation...
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KEYS WOMAN MAGAZINE: YOUR BEST SHOPPING LIFE ON A BUDGET

The look on my financially savvy, budget-conscious, banker husband’s face when I told him I was writing a piece for the money-themed issue of Keys Woman magazine...
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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE H2O THIS HURRICANE SEASON

There’s a lot to know about your home’s water before, during and after a hurricane. For instance, do you know where your water valve is located? Or...

KEYS WOMAN MAGAZINE: DOLLAR SIGNS: FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR THE ZODIAC

Something as artificial and terrestrial as money may seem like an insignificant topic for the planets to have any bearing on. I mean, do cosmic bodies and...

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