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,...

Canal cleanup begins in all areas

By the time Monroe County canals are cleared of storm debris, it will have been more than a year and a half since Hurricane Irma’s roar on...

Good news: Lower water temperatures

By Charles Fulco It’s officially hurricane season in the Keys again, but Irma-weary residents will be glad to know the current forecast calls for much-reduced activity in the...