There’s a new system for reentry stickers

When the Florida Keys are in the cone of a Cat 5 hurricane, the last thing anyone wants to do is worry about the reentry decal system...

tips FROM THOSE WHO WEATHERED THE STORMs

Are you new around here? Welcome to the Florida Keys — and to hurricane season.  Unfortunately, you can’t have one without the other, but now is the time...

TROPICAL STORMS PACK A PUNCH

With maximum wind speeds of 39 to 73 mph, tropical storms can at times pack some serious punch — look no further than Tropical Storm Eta.  Originally a...
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Have these supplies for hurricane season

Figuring out your hurricane supplies? Spend some time thinking about what to get if you need to leave the house, and what you need to be properly...

Self-sufficient, storm-proficient

Every Florida Keys resident who recalls Hurricane Irma also remembers the bitter, post-storm feud between anxious officials and angry evacuees, desperate to re-enter the Keys and survey...

What’s New in Hurricane Forecasting?

Maryland-born Jon Rizzo has been the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service out of Key West since 1999. With Hurricane Irene coming through that same...
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from ANA TO WANDA

Forecasters worldwide use short, distinctive names to describe tropical storms and hurricanes. The National Hurricane Center says the practice of naming storms is especially important when exchanging...
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THE KEYS HAVE A PLAN

Monroe County, as well as all the municipalities in the Florida Keys such as Key West, Marathon, Layton, Islamorada Village of Islands and Key Colony Beach, have...

TAKING CARE OF PETS AND TYKES

Babies As families in the Florida Keys prepare for the upcoming storm season, they will hear about the various storm warnings, evacuation orders and how to prepare a...

Special needs registry looks after most vulnerable

To meet the special needs of residents with physical and mental challenges during evacuations and sheltering, Florida law requires each local emergency management agency in the state...
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