Update from Key West Mayor Craig Cates

About 20 percent of electric power is restored from Keys Energy. Water is turned on from 10am-1pm and again from 5pm-8pm. This is NOT potable water. It should only be used for flushing toilets and bathing with soap. The pressure is very low. Water, ice and food are coming and being given out at Searstown and the Bahama Village soccer […]

Key Deer survived Irma

But drive carefully, they're everywhere

“These little fellas did really well during Irma. The fences that line US 1 into Big Pine Key are down so they are all over the road in packs. Just like after Hurricane Georges, they survived quite well. They are resilient little bastards and embody the spirit of Conch Republic residents. Drive carefully through Big Pine, they are everywhere!” – […]

Monroe County EOC noon Thursday update

FOOD AND WATER DISTRIBUTION Six distribution centers for food and water will be in operation, located at: Coral Shores High School Marathon High School National Key Deer Refuge office on the Overseas Highway in Big Pine Key Sugarloaf School Sears Town Plaza in New Town Key West 4th Street parking lot near the soccer field in Bahama Village in Old […]

Publix open in Key West

Publix Grocery Store in Searstown Key West is now open.

Support Florida Keys relief organizations

Here’s a list of Florida Keys charities that need your help. Please share and donate today. They are on the ground in the Keys already helping.  United Way of the Florida Keys: Will be accepting donations and distributing donations through their partner agencies across Monroe County including feeding programs, after school care, emergency gap services www.keysunitedway.org The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition: Seeking funding […]

Monroe County update 10:40 am Thursday

Traffic backing up in Florida City is creating longer wait times for ground crews to get into the area. With growing concern for loved ones and property, many people are eager to get back to the keys. At this point, the coordinated effort from the Monroe County EOC is the most supported, well trained, well-structured recovery effort. Part of that […]

Sheriff reports 2 dead, 10 injured in Key West due to Irma

As of Wednesday morning, Monroe County Emergency Management reports that there were 8 deaths that occurred due to or during Hurricane Irma. The deaths are both storm-related and due to natural causes. Two of those 8 deaths occurred in Key West. The other 6 occurred in other parts of the County. There also were 40 persons injured during the storm. […]

Boil tap water in all the Keys

Take these steps to ensure that the water used in your home (or food service establishment) is safe: Bring the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute. Use a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil water, you should put 8 drops of common household bleach (about 1/8th teaspoon) into 1 gallon of tap water, […]

Photos from Key West

Photos of the destruction in Key West courtesy of Tomas Ember.

Trash pickup begins today in Key West

Waste Management will begin trash pickup in Key West today. There is no set schedule, so put your cans out on the streets and they will get to you when they can. A contracted debris removal company will also start picking up tree debris today.

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