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 Isaias, will...
Keys Weekly photographer documents Bahamas plight - A truck driving down a dirt road - Florida Keys

Keys Weekly photographer documents Bahamas plight

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On Sept. 10, locals from the Florida Keys and the mainland made an over-and-back trip aboard a ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport in the Bahamas. The...
Keys residents gathering supplies, funds for Bahamas - A small boat in a body of water - Florida Keys

Keys residents gathering supplies, funds for Bahamas

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“As soon as the seas calm down.” Keys locals who are collecting emergency supplies for the citizens of the Bahamas plan to make the crossing just as...
Got Insurance? Some locals talk about going naked (self-insuring) - A bench next to a body of water - Beach

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

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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 $10 million to spend on buyout program - A person standing in front of a building - Carlos Curbelo

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

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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...
What FEMA floodplain maps mean for the Keys - A close up of a map - Key West

What FEMA floodplain maps mean for the Keys

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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...
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...
AN AMAZING ‘SLIDE SHOW’ - A small boat in a body of water - Hurricane Irma

AN AMAZING ‘SLIDE SHOW’

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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,...
FAQ about the ‘yellow ticket’ – What to know about new hurricane re-entry rules - 4K resolution

FAQ about the ‘yellow ticket’ – What to know about new hurricane re-entry rules

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Getting a community back up and running after a natural disaster is no easy task, and for that reason, businesses and residents vital to the recovery process...
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