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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

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,...

A saga: Rebuilding ‘Camp Dub’ after Hurricane Irma

(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...

Heart, hard work and three generations of determined Islander women

“They just don’t make ’em like that anymore.”  Annette Robertson recalled her mom fondly. “She worked hard her whole life, never lied to a fault, and never stole,”...

BOCC dolls out federal grant funds for flood mitigation

At the first BOCC meeting of 2020, the county commissioners authorized Mayor Heather Carruthers to execute funding agreements related to FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants to...
County selects Marathon airport as new EOC location - A close up of a map - Monroe County

County selects Marathon airport as new EOC location

At the November BOCC meeting, the county commissioners selected the southwest corner of the Marathon airport property to build a new Monroe County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)....
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Let’s Try This Again — Irma Payouts to Commercial Fishermen Delayed, Require Reapplication

Commercial fishermen across the Keys are still trying to get on their feet from Irma as they continue to wait for recovery funds for lost harvest and...
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Iconic Postcard Inn Announces Full Irma Recovery and New Raw Bar

Freshly reinvented, the iconic, 14-acre Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, located oceanfront in Islamorada, Fla., proudly welcomes guests back to a fully opened resort upon the...
Last Irma Canal Cleanup

Public Invited to Celebrate Clearing of Last Irma Canal in NRCS Marine Debris Removal...

All are invited to attend a mini-celebration at the clearing of the last Hurricane Irma marine debris removal project canal funded through a United States Department of...
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...

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...
County: 76 more canals to be cleaned in the Keys - A crane next to a pile of dirt - Florida Keys

County: 76 more canals to be cleaned in the Keys

On July 17, Monroe County announced it had secured permission to clean an additional 76 canals. One-hundred and seventy two canals have already been cleared of hurricane...