Hurricane Ian

Joint Information Center

  • LAST UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.
  • NEXT UPDATE: Final

The Monroe County Joint Information Center (JIC) uses information gathered during the county coordination call and includes emergency preparation activities from Monroe County, Florida Keys municipalities, National Weather Service - Key West, and community partners. 

National Weather Service Key West Update

FINAL

Monroe County Updates

- Monroe County government offices and schools will be open on Friday  

- The Monroe County shelter at Key West High School had 118 overnight guests.

- Please be aware of generator safety – do not use in closed areas, in garages, or near windows to protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poising.

- DOWNED POWERLINES – Powerlines are starting to be re-energized. Stay away from downed or low-hanging powerlines. Electric and water do not mix. Treat all power lines as being live.

- US1 is fully passable

- Monroe County parks Veterans Memorial Park at the west end of the 7 Mile Bridge and Higgs Beach Memorial Park and Reynolds' Street Pier in Key West (along with the volleyball court and playground) are closed due to Hurricane Ian damage and repairs. 

Airports

The airport is open.

Government Office Closures

  • County government offices and Monroe County schools are open on Friday.

Bus Services

Key West Transit

  • Routes resume normal operation on Friday.

JGT

  • Normal operations for route 301 and 302 will resume Thursday.

Evacuation Order

  • There are no evacuation orders in place for residents or visitors.

Garbage Service

Waste Management (7 Mile Bridge - Stock Island):

  • City of Key West: When service resumes, Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be picked up first followed by regularly scheduled days.
  • For Big Pine Key to Stock Island: Tuesday and Wednesday will be skipped, and Friday will be the next regularly scheduled pick-up. Yard Waste will be picked up next Wednesday, Oct. 5.
    • CURRENTLY, THERE IS NOT A BULK PICK-UP SCHEDULED FOR STOCK ISLAND THROUGH OCEAN REEF. IF THERE IS A BULKY ITEM LIKE A COUCH, DRESSERS, OR APPLIANCES, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HAULER TO SCHEDULE A FREE BULK PICK-UP
    • Hauler and transfer stations can be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/solidwaste.

Marathon Garbage:

Wednesday’s route, Sept. 28 will be picked up on Thursday, Sept. 29, along with normal Thursday routes.

Keys Sanitary: 

The missed collections (yard waste & recycling) on Wednesday, Sept. 28 will resume next Wednesday, Oct. 5. Normal schedule will resume on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Advance Disposal: 

Islamorada will resume normal Thursday schedule.

Ocean Reef:

Normal schedule.

Hospitals and Trauma Star

Schools

Monroe County School District

Any changes can be found on the school board's website and social media. Monroe County schools are closed on Thursday.

College of the Florida Keys

Closed Thursday

Shelter Locations

A general population shelter is open at Key West High School cafeteria on Flagler Avenue. The shelter will close at noon on Thursday, Sept. 29

State Parks

Bahia Honda campground is closed. 

Re-entry Stickers

Re-entry stickers for Monroe County are not available once a state of local emergency is declared. More information: www.monroecountyem.com/reentrystickers

The City of Key West does have Key West only reentry stickers available at City of Key West fire departments.