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 74, just before Sea Oates Beach where part of the road has washed out. An FDOT road crew will repair the road tomorrow.

Returning residents should consider that there are limited services. Most areas are still without power and water. Cell service is spotty. And most gas stations are still closed.

Mariners Hospital in Tavernier will open at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Sea Oats Beach Hurricane IrmaCrews are continuing to work to clear U.S. 1 as quickly as possible. FDOT has inspected all the bridges along U.S. 1. They cleared all the bridges to Mile Marker 16 as safe. They are waiting for reports on the safety of the remaining bridges. The County will continue to evaluate the situation. The goal is to get all residents back into the Keys as quickly.

Photo of U.S, 1 road damage along Sea Oates Beach by Cammy Clark/Monroe County