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APOCALYPSE BINGO

The “Godzilla” dust storm missed the Keys and South Florida. The Giant Saharan Dust Cloud came off Africa and crossed the Atlantic in a few days. It...

STAY SEAWORTHY

If there’s a hurricane, the best place for the boat is as far away as possible from the storm track. Many Keys residents with small- to mid-size...

Special needs registry looks after most vulnerable

In order to meet the special needs of those who need assistance during evacuations and sheltering due to physical and mental disabilities, Florida statutes mandate that each...

TAKE CARE OF BOWSER & BABY

Babies As families in the Florida Keys prepare for the upcoming storm season, they will hear about the various storm warnings, evacuation orders and how to prepare a...

MUST-HAVES IN A HURRICANE

Preparation ahead of time is essential in keeping your family and you safe. While it’s important to have jugs of water, a working generator and batteries for...
The Hurricane names are out, and the winners are… - Hurricane Irma

Our money is on ‘Edouard’ or ‘Isaias’

To better communicate with the public, forecasters worldwide use short, distinctive names to describe tropical storms and hurricanes. According to the National Hurricane Center, the practice of...

BEWARE OF POST-STORM scams

The aftermath of a hurricane can be a lot to deal with and people are especially vulnerable during post-storm times. Some scammers may claim to work for...
Hurricane  Home Supplies - A bottle of items in it - Hurricane preparedness

Hurricane Home Supplies

What to take if you evacuate and what to have if you stay are two separate lists. For example, is it wise to take up space in...

Garden devastated by Irma revamped, resilient

Gardening enthusiast Sherry Coussens remembers the debris and downed fencing as she peered around at the wrath inflicted by Hurricane Irma on her Islamorada property. With devastation,...
The Hurricane names are out, and the winners are… - Hurricane Irma

12 tips from a local about ‘the big one’

I’ve just hit the quarter-century mark of living in the Keys. In that time, I’ve experienced Hurricane Georges, Hurricane Wilma and now Hurricane Irma, plus a spate...
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