The road to normal: Bringing back the weird

Normal. It’s not a word that you hear too often in the Florida Keys, but today I am looking for a place where I can try and act like things are a little bit more normal. At least more than they were yesterday and hopefully less than they will be tomorrow. The future, as I know it right now, is […]

Emergency work exempted from permitting

  Emergency Work Exempted from permitting and Emergency Permits The Monroe County Mayor declared a State of Local Emergency on Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Irma. The State of Emergency specified a “threat of danger to the populace inhabiting Monroe County” and that the County “may require expedient action in order to protect the health, safety and […]

Enforcing curfew (midnight to dawn) and protecting Paradise

Key West’s finest standing guard.

Swimming is not recommended at public beaches

Out of an abundance of caution and in order to protect the health and well-being of Keys residents and visitors, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County has issued a precautionary swim advisory for all public beaches due to potential effects on water quality related to Hurricane Irma. At this time, swimming is not recommended in areas that have […]

Burn ban announced for all of Monroe County

There is a burn ban in effect for all of Monroe County until further notice. Burning of storm debris, trash and vegetation is prohibited.

Key West boat owners with damaged vessels on Navy property

If you think your vessel may have been washed ashore on Navy property — Trumbo Point, Fleming Key or Sigsbee — meet at the Trumbo Point Base entrance at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, and you will be escorted to inspect the damage.

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