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Key West, along with Middle and Lower Keys, still closed to residents - A sign on the side of a road - Road

Key West, along with Middle and Lower Keys, still closed to residents

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Most of the Keys remain closed to residents, Monroe County officials said Wednesday. “It's just too dangerous,” said Monroe County administrator Roman Gastesi during a conference call this...
Don’t let black mold get you down - A close up of a person - Black mold

Don’t let black mold get you down

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By Kim Bassett Hurricane Irma didn’t just bring wind and rain; it introduced conditions where black mold flourishes and grows rampantly. What is black mold? Black mold is a...
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Time is of the essence

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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 –...

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...
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Help is here

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SHELTERS The Red Cross is operating temporary shelters 24/7 in the following locations and providing food, a secure and safe place, and cots. Residents should bring water, bedding,...
FIRM in Key West

Rising Waters

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FIRM (Fair Insurance Rates In Monroe) is always trying to help. Navigating wind and flood insurance with changing policies and government requirements is difficult for any Keys...
Time’s up for residents still living in temporary trailers - A desktop computer sitting on top of a table - Caravan

Time’s up for residents still living in temporary trailers

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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...

Key Largo cleans up from Eta aftermath

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T ropical Storm Eta barreled into the Upper Keys on the evening of Nov. 8 as winds exceeding 60 mph downed large limbs onto roads and homes. Brush...
Water receding soon, nearshore waters are unsafe - A close up of a map - Hurricane Irma

THE KEYS ARE CLOSED TO GENERAL PUBLIC

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The message from Monroe County Emergency Management is that the Keys are closed to the general public (even residents) while damage assessments continue and utilities are restored....
Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy - A boat sitting on top of a truck - Galway Bay

Marathon’s Faro Blanco houses the needy

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Ninety percent of guests are displaced locals It’s a good thing 79-year-old Carl Redfern didn’t stay in his Galway Bay trailer in Marathon like he had planned. After...
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