Got Insurance? Some locals talk about going naked (self-insuring)

The popular complaint after Hurricane Irma went something like this: “Those so-and-so insurance companies have been collecting my premiums for years and ONLY gave me (insert number...

Last day to apply for county to buy your damaged home – Keys have...

Can’t take it any more? Want to wash your hands of the whole affair — your storm-wrecked home — and walk away? Monroe County has a program...

LONG-TERM RECOVERY – New funding sources opening up

Businesses are still facing challenges 17 months after Hurricane Irma, and governments are still waiting for FEMA funds. Unincorporated Monroe County looks to receive $70 million. Adding...

Baptist Health Hospital demolition completed this week

The final walls will come down on Friday, March 15 at Fishermen’s Community Hospital. The Baptist Health South Florida facility was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017,...

Time’s up for residents still living in temporary trailers

On Sunday, March 10, Katrina Spelker of Marathon will cut her boat delivery short in order to meet FEMA officials at her agency-provided trailer to turn over...

Remains of Irma: Canal Cleanup Nears Completion

A government project that’s under budget and scheduled to be completed a month or more ahead of time? Yes.  Monroe County’s project to clean up canals clogged with...

Agencies partner to get residents back in their homes

In mid-November, the American Red Cross redoubled its efforts in the Florida Keys post-Irma by sending out teams to canvass neighborhoods looking for affected residents. Seven weeks...

Key West City Commission Debates Landfill

Commissioner Sam Kaufman thinks it’s time to finally do something about Mt. Trashmore, and all the commissioners agreed at Tuesday’s commission meeting. It’s not the first battle...

Moving right along – Canal cleanup ahead of schedule; more added to list

In the last six weeks, Hurricane Irma marine debris removal throughout the Keys has been ahead of schedule – so ahead of schedule that another 41 canals...

AN AMAZING ‘SLIDE SHOW’

With more storms brewing in the Atlantic, the last thing locals want or need is an exhaustive account of last year’s natural disaster. With that in mind,...