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Hurricane Irma Key Largo – Islamorada Residents Re-Entry Begins Tuesday 7am

Hurricane Irma Message from Monroe County BOCC  – Monroe County will open re-entry into the Keys for residents and business owners in Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Entry requires a yellow re-entry sticker or proof of residency or business ownership in those three cities. A roadblock will be put around Mile Marker…

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Hurricane Irma Aftermath In the Lower Florida Keys – 9/10/2017 Video

Apocalyptic scene across Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma and the devastating storm surge across Big Pine, Bahia Honda, Marathon, Duck, Long, and Lower Matecumbe Keys. Shots of heaps of interlaced debris and destruction, destroyed US Highway 1, stranded boats, obliterated neighborhoods, and scattered vehicles and belongings. All footage shot during afternoon daylight on September 10,…

Retired Atlantic Hurricane and Tropical Storm Names

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, beginning June 1, is forecast to be less active than a year ago with the number of named storms and hurricanes near historical averages. Each season, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) retires the names of the hurricanes or tropical storms that were particularly deadly or destructive. Requests from countries that were hit…

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Upgrade Sought to the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada

The towering hurricane monument at mile marker 81.8 could soon be the recipient of an expansion effort. Islamorada’s Historic Preservation Commission is interested in enlarging the lesser-used back area of the Florida Keys Memorial to attract more visitors there. “For starters, we want to erect a large map,” commission Vice Chair Barbara Edgar told the…

Atlantic 5-Day Tropical Weather Outlook

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL Hurricane Isaias  Satellite | Buoys | Grids | Storm Archive …STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS… …ISAIAS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF FLORIDA TOMORROW… 11:00 PM EDT Fri Jul 31 Location: 23.3°N 76.4°W Moving: NW at 15 mph Min pressure: 987 mb Max sustained: 80 mph Public Advisory #16…

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Shipwrecks – Tree Rings Unveil Caribbean Hurricane History

The U.S. is currently in a decade-long hurricane “drought”: no major hurricanes of category 3 or higher have made landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in 2005. With damage costs for U.S. hurricanes from 1970 to 2002 estimated at US$57 billion (in 2015 dollars), this landfall drought is fortuitous for coastal communities…

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Revisiting The Lost Soldiers of 1935 Hurricane

BY JENNY STALETOVICH  Just inside Woodlawn Cemetery off busy Eighth Street, across from an AutoNation Nissan dealership, a granite monument marks the final resting place of 79 U.S. soldiers buried in a mass grave after one of the worst hurricanes to ever strike U.S. shores. The marker, erected by a Miami American Legion Post, is…