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GET A RIDE - A white bus parked in a parking lot - Bus

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...
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Learning process

Thirty-one miles north of where Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sept. 10, Middle Keys officials found themselves in the midst of a crisis situation. While battling a...
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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...
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DISASTER 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...
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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 –...
SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE - A close up of a map - Angle

SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE

Ten years ago: Remember Ike in 2008? How about the other eight hurricanes and five major hurricanes that hit that year. Unlike 2005, it wasn’t the amount of...
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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...
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Revamped Re-entry

So, you’ve evacuated and you want back in? Well, there’s a new process in place for the Florida Keys that is a combination of the car window-sticker...
What FEMA floodplain maps mean for the Keys - A close up of a map - Key West

What FEMA floodplain maps mean for the Keys

The FEMA floodplain maps have been looming on the horizon for South Florida and the Keys like a storm cloud. The preliminary maps drawn up by FEMA...
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IF THEY SAY GO, YOU BETTER GO

“We should be beyond the word IF. We have to embrace the reality and the statement of WHEN the hurricane hits. It’s not a matter of if,...