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Islamorada’s municipal park shut down until December

ISLAMORADA – The village’s recreational crown jewel, Founders Park, will be closed until December to residents and visitors due to local impacts from Hurricane Irma. While the 48-acre bayfront property at mile marker 87 sustained minimal storm damage, officials with the municipality have designated a large area inside the park as a drop-off location for[…]

Insurer offering local claim-processing stations

Citizens Property Insurance Corp., will open a service center in Marathon at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 800 35th St. The claim tents will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Navy provides access to liveaboard vessels

The Navy will provide access to boats washed ashore on military property at Fleming Key and Trumbo Point on Tuesday, September. 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

State, local leaders discuss housing needs

Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with local officials about housing needs post Hurricane Irma.

Key West residents return to downed trees, limited resources

KEY WEST — Mary Martin returned home Monday to find the island battered, but not obliterated. “We were ready to get back,” Martin said while shopping at Publix. “Obviously, there’s a lot of damage, but most places look like they’ve done better than I would have expected.” Martin fled first to Fort Myers and then[…]

Pilot and passenger survive small plane crash near 7 Mile Bridge

On Sept. 16th 2017 at approximately 9:30 am FWC responded to a single engine aircraft crashed into the water approximately four miles north of the west end of the 7 Mile Bridge. The pilot contacted MCSO 911 who transferred him to FWC. FWC dispatched officers out of Marathon and Bahia Honda and the USCG sent[…]

Sheriff’s Office will not tolerate crime during recovery

Sheriff Rick Ramsay wants to remind everyone that during the recovery from Hurricane Irma the Sheriff’s Office will not tolerate those who take advantage of circumstances to commit crimes; nor will he tolerate breaches of curfew or other rules set to keep the community safe. On September 12th (Tuesday) Sgt. James Hager was on patrol[…]

Monroe County Emergency Operations Center Saturday Update

LOWER KEYS — The Monroe County Emergency Operations Center announced Saturday that Key West and Lower Keys residents would be permitted to return home beginning Sunday morning after Marathon’s Saturday re-entry, but concerns remain about infrastructure and resources. Key West Mayor Craig Cates announced the news through Facebook Friday evening, and the decision to reopen[…]

Nine storm related deaths in the County so far

Monroe County’s Sheriff Office releases information on deaths releated to Hurricane Irma or that happened during the storm.

Middle Keys now open, Lower Keys set to open Sunday

Re-opening announcements from Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay and additional updates from Monroe County Emergency Operations Center.