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Many Florida Keys property owners will be tasked with replacing landscaping damaged by Hurricane Irma. Native plants have grown for centuries here in the Florida Keys and are well designed to survive hurricanes. Following are some suggestions from a Key West Master Gardener on plants to replace what you lost ...Read More
It’s fitting that a family passionate about aviation would live in a house that looked to many so much like a spaceship. Most people living in the Upper Keys have seen the house in the Venetian Shores subdivision on Plantation Key known locally as the UFO house. But not many remember ...Read More
A quick summary of a fun dive with Rainbow Reef Dive Center at Pickles Reef & Coral Canyons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFrmxMUg71w ...Read More
Research provided by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust in conjunction with local guides in the Florida Keys has provided state biologists with information suggesting that the May through July closed season for harvesting spawning permit may not be long enough. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in 2011 created a ...Read More
Original Print Publish Date: October 21, 1989 - Key West's Robert the Doll – If there are such things as ghosts and possessed things, souls wandering in search of a peace denied them in life, then Key West is a perfect place for them to flourish. If you know where to look, ...Read More
Hogfish recreational season harvest will close in state waters off Florida’s Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Nov. 1. This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The management boundary line is 25 degrees 9 minutes ...Read More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=BYYlImrEfqk&app=desktop ...Read More
Numerous coral heads and segments were dislodged and overturned by Hurricane Irma. Survey teams this week completed an assessment of the condition of the Florida Keys reef tract, from Biscayne Bay to Key West. "It's very much like what's observable on land," said Sarah Fangman, superintendent of the 2,900-square-nautical-mile Florida Keys National ...Read More
The FIU Aquarius Reef Base has been sidelined by Hurricane Irma, but the world’s only underwater research laboratory should be back in operation by the spring of 2018. The Aquarius habitat sits off the coast of Key Largo, 60 feet deep on the ocean floor. When Hurricane Irma marched across ...Read More
About a month ago, Hurricane Irma made an unwelcome visit to the Florida Keys. Many Keys residents are still recovering, but we also want to recognize what has been accomplished. Gloria Estefan provided her powerful hit song "Coming Out of the Dark" as the soundtrack for this heartfelt video depicting ...Read More
As the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary strives to assess impacts from Hurricane Irma, the public is asked to help by reporting conditions on and in the water. The observations will assist sanctuary staff in responding to immediate concerns and developing short- and long-term management actions. First and foremost, be ...Read More
Due to the State of Emergency imposed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, temporary emergency housing can be utilized for temporary occupancy by residents displaced by the storm. Temporary emergency housing means recreational vehicles (RV or travel trailer) used for temporary occupancy in response to the hurricane. Temporary emergency housing (RV or Travel ...Read More
MCSO - Florida Keys posted a series of videos with images of before, during, after and recovery from Hurricane Irma. The photos featured were gathered from many members of the Sheriff's Office generous enough to share them ...Read More
A new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Sunday morning in Islamorada at Fire Station 20, the Upper Matecumbe station across from the Hurricane Monument, at 81850 Overseas Highway, Survivors of Hurricane Irma can go there to register for FEMA individual assistance, check the status of their registration if they’ve already signed ...Read More
The last text from Islamorada before Hurricane Irma plowed into the Keys was about fishing. “Look forward to a visit after things get back to normal. Bonefish are making a comeback,” wrote Richard Stanczyk, proprietor of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina for the past 40 years. Fishing is always a central topic in Islamorada, ...Read More
The Florida SBDC Network has deployed their first Mobile Action Center to the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. It will arrive in the Lower Keys on Friday, September 29, 2017. Local Business owners can meet one-on-one with a loan specialist who can guide them through the process of completing an ...Read More
Hurricane Irma has had a major impact on Florida’s largest commercial fishery, displacing and damaging tens of thousands of spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys. Florida Sea Grant is helping Florida Keys lobstermen by quickly locating the traps lost during Hurricane Irma — a move that will help an ...Read More
The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved an emergency ordinance to provide a temporary exemption from paying the 4 cent ($0.04) tourist development tax and the 1 cent ($0.01) tourist impact tax (bed taxes) only for rental residential properties that qualify and rent to residents who have been displaced ...Read More
If your primary residence was damaged during Hurricane Irma and you have a Homestead Exemption, complete the form below. It allows you to keep your Homestead Exemption while you are rebuilding your house, whether you are able to live in it or not. Completing the form also allows appraisers to ...Read More
Nine Florida Keys State Parks remain closed, due to Hurricane Irma damage, until further notice, Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials said Monday. Those Monroe County parks are: • Bahia Honda • Curry Hammock • Dagny JohnsonKey Largo Hammock Botanical • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic • Indian Key Historic • John ...Read More