State has repaid Keys city for some Irma expenses

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When Hurricane Irma rolled through the Middle Keys in 2017, the City of Marathon had saved enough to pay for its “A” and “B” hurricane...

In the storm-savvy Florida Keys, a generator means power

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In the hurricane-hardened Florida Keys, a generator is, quite literally, a powerful and often priceless tool. With 81 days remaining in the...
Area looks like a ‘blast zone’ - A group of lawn chairs sitting on top of a building - House

Two years later: Rebuild Florida program has only touched two Irma-damaged homes

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The Keys Weekly newspaper has identified two homes that are currently being rebuilt in Monroe County under the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program. The program,...

County pays $52K in emergency overtime for storm that didn’t affect the Florida Keys

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Monroe County paid out $52,000 in overtime to 110 employees who worked for two days preparing for Tropical Storm Laura, which did not affect the Florida Keys. “The...

A saga: Rebuilding ‘Camp Dub’ after Hurricane Irma

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(Editor’s Note: This retrospective was originally destined for our Home & Garden magazine in April 2020, but its publication was postponed due to the start of the...

3 Years after Irma, United Way reflects on aid and recovery

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Sept. 10 is a date that will always be remembered in the Keys, and this year marks three long years since Hurricane Irma devastated portions of our...

MONROE COUNTY TO ACTIVATE EOC FOR LAURA STORM

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Take down your patio umbrellas. Tropical Storm Laura is expected to arrive in or near the Florida Keys on Monday. “The forecast track has it coming through the...

Officials: no sign storm will undergo rapid intensification

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It’s going to be a windy weekend. According to the National Hurricane Center, winds from the Tropical Cyclone 9, which could develop into Tropical Storm...

Labor Day Hurricane: 85 years later

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Award-winning author and journalist Willie Drye is both fascinated and frightened by hurricanes. On Saturday, Aug. 1, Drye will compare the infamous Labor Day Hurricane, the “monster...

BOCC discusses traffic, hurricane evacuation, ROGOs and how it’s all connected

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At their July meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed at length many of the concerns that continue to loom over the future development...