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Posted on: September 12, 2017

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UDATE TUESDAY EVENING

SEARCH AND RESCUE

We know that many people are worried about family members and friends who stayed in the Keys during Hurricane Irma and now cannot be reached. The major reason for not being able to reach people is the lack of communication capability in t...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UDATE TUESDAY MORNING

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·       Key West International Airport, Florida Keys Marathon Airport and Naval Air Station Key West are all operational, but only for emergency response flights. The airports alre...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

Emergency Information Hotline Numbers

Emergency Information Hotline numbers

Florida Emergency Information Hotline: 1-800-342-3557.

Monroe County Emergency Hotline: 1-800-955-5504.

Local Monroe County Emergency Hotline: 305-517-2480
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Monroe County Opening Four Refuges of Last Resort at 7 a.m. Saturday

Monroe County is opening four refuges of last resort due to
the challenges of evacuating all Keys residents and the life-threatening windsand dangerous storm surge expected from Hurricane Irma.

The following refuges of last resort will open at 7 a.m. on S...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

All Hospitals in Monroe County Closing by 7 a.m. Friday for Hurricane Irma

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Based on the expectations of the current track for Hurricane Irma, all three hospitals in the Florida Keys will be closed by 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Monroe County’s Trauma Star air ambulance helicopters also will cease operations at 7 a.m. Frida...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Updates from Monroe County regarding Hurricane Irma

1.      The Lower Keys Medical Center is evacuating its patients tonight in a North Carolina National Guard C-130. The patients will be taken by Monroe County Fire Rescue and Key West Fire Rescue to Naval Air Station Key West&am...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CLOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR ALL COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

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The Key West International Airport will close Wednesday night after the last flight due to TSA’s security checkpoint ceasing the screening of airline passengers. The last flight is Delta # 567, departing for Atlanta at 5:50 p.m. All c...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Monroe County Has Declared a State of Local Emergency

Monroe County has declared a State of Local Emergency Tuesday afternoon due to a “threat of danger to the populace inhabiting Monroe County” and that the County “may require expedient action in order to protect the health, sa...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

MONROE COUNTY TO ISSUE MANDATORY EVACUATION FOR TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS

MONROE COUNTY, FL -- With the storm track of Category 5 Hurricane Irma still headed for the Florida Keys, Monroe County will be issuing mandatory evacuations for tourists and residents. The exact times will be determined later today. However, tourists a...

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Posted on: September 4, 2017

MONROE COUNTY TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER AT NOON TUESDAY FOR HURRICANE IRMA

MONROE COUNTY, FL –With the entire Florida Keys in the National Weather Service’s five-day forecast error cone, the Monroe County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) will activate at noon Tuesday.

In a 6:30 p.m. briefing Monday night, met...

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Posted on: September 4, 2017

RE-ENTRY DECALS AND RE-ENTRY PROCEDURES AFTER A HURRICANE

MONROE COUNTY, FL – No evacuations have been called for yet in Monroe County for Hurricane Irma, but there already have been many inquiries regarding re-entry procedures into the Florida Keys following a hurricane. Here is the information:

In mos...

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Posted on: September 4, 2017

Monroe County Emergency Management Activates its Incident Management Team

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With the possibility that impacts from Hurricane Irma could reach the Florida Keys in five days, Monroe County Emergency Management has activated its Incident Management Team.

To get up-to-date information, you can sign up for Alerts at www.monroecountyem...

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Posted on: May 29, 2017

CFO ATWATER: INSURANCE EXPERTS ONLY ONE CALL AWAY

Operated by the Department of Financial Services, the helpline connects Floridians directly to insurance experts who can help them file an insurance claim, better understand their policy, and settle setbacks that can arise during the claims-filing process...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

New Hurricane Preparedness Information for the 2017 Hurricane Season

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The federal government has put out its new preparedness package for the upcoming 2017 Hurricane Season and as par of Hurricane
Preparedness Week 2017. For the information, go to:

http://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

 

 

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Posted on: September 16, 2017

Our new Hurricane Irma Recovery Website is Now Available: www.keysrecovery.org

It includes information about all aspects of the recovery from Hurricane Irma from all responding agencies.