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Posted on: July 13, 2018

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S 2018 PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM IS JULY 31

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2018 Placard Reentry Program is available to agencies with representation at the Emergency Operations Center. These agencies can obtain early reentry placards for their employees from Monroe County ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES REVISED PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM FOR EMERGENCY RECOVERY WORKERS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management has created a revised Placard Reentry Program to ensure that all personnel who are essential to the recovery of the Florida Keys are able to quickly return following a mandatory hurricane ev...

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EMS - News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2018

NOW IS THE TIME FOR KEYS RESIDENTS TO OBTAIN RE-ENTRY WINDSHIELD STICKERS FOR HURRICANE SEASON

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Now is the time for all residents of Monroe County who don’t already have a Re-Entry Windshield Sticker to obtain one for their vehicle. Do not wait until a storm is approaching.

These stickers will be needed in...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE OFFERS NEW “HOT SHOTS” TRAINING PROGRAM WITH WAIVED FEES FOR LOCALS

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners has approved “Monroe Hot Shots.” This new Monroe County Fire Rescue program provides free firefighting and first responder training for qualified Monroe County re...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO TRAILER FIRE IN TAVERNIER; NO INJURIES

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TAVERNIER, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue crews from Tavernier, along with firefighters from the Islamorada Fire Department, responded at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday to a fully involved trailer fire on Hood Avenue in Tavernier.

The fire was put out. No o...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE’S ‘BEAT THE HEAT’ EVENTS ARE BACK FOR THE SUMMER

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MONORE COUNTY, FL – Summer is coming, which means it is time again for Monroe County Fire Rescue’s “Beat the Heat” events.

Firefighters will provide a gentle stream of misting water for children of all ages to enjoy in a safe and fun environment a...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PUTS OUT TRAILER AND CAR FIRE AT LAZY LAKES CAMPGROUND – NO INJURIES

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SUMMERLAND KEY, FL –Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at about 3:07 p.m. Tuesday to a structure fire at Lazy Lakes Campground at MM 20 of the Overseas Highway on Summerland Key. Crews from the Sugarloaf, Cudjoe and Big Pine stations put out the blaze of...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LEADS ANNUAL STATEWIDE HURRICANE EXERCISE FOR THE KEYS

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management led the Annual Statewide Hurricane Exercise for Monroe County on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Marathon Government Center. This building also serves as Monroe County’s Emergency Operations Center.

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News Flash

Posted on: July 20, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE OFFERS NEW “HOT SHOTS” TRAINING PROGRAM WITH WAIVED FEES FOR LOCALS

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners has approved “Monroe Hot Shots.” This new Monroe County Fire Rescue program provides free firefighting and first responder training for qualified Monroe County residents in exchange for a comm...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

BERNSTEIN PARK ON STOCK ISLAND READY TO PARTIALLY REOPEN ON MONDAY, JULY 23

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – Monroe County’s Bernstein Park on Stock Island will partially reopen on Monday, July 23, at 7 a.m. The sections that are ready to open are the children’s playground, basketball court, walking path and the a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

FY 2019 PROPOSED BUDGET TRANSMITTED TO MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget – which includes the County’s Constitutional Officers’ budgets – was transmitted to the Board of County Commissioners at Wednesday’s monthly meeting in Marathon.

The FY...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BUSY MONROE COUNTY BOCC MEETING ON JULY 18 IN MARATHON

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners had a long and busy monthly meeting Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center.

Here are some of the highlights:

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The Commission un...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

HURRICANE MARINE DEBRIS CLEANUP OF 103 CANALS TO BEGIN SOON IN MONROE COUNTY WITH FEDERAL GRANT

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MARATHON, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved Wednesday a contract not to exceed $35 million with Tavernier-based Adventure Environmental, Inc. The contract is for the removal of marine debris created by Hurricane Irma ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S 2018 PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM IS JULY 31

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2018 Placard Reentry Program is available to agencies with representation at the Emergency Operations Center. These agencies can obtain early reentry placards for their employees...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2018

CARD SOUND ROAD CLOSING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS JULY 19 AT 8 PM FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TOLLING SYSTEM

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Both lanes of Card Sound Road at the toll facility construction site will close for all traffic at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, and reopen by 6 a.m. the following day, July 20.

All vehicles should avoid Card Sound Road during this time period and take U.S....

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News Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2018

ROWELL’S WATERFRONT PARK IN KEY LARGO REOPENS IN TIME FOR FOURTH OF JULY

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KEY LARGO, FL – Rowell’s Waterfront Park – at mile marker 104.5 on the Overseas Highway in Key Largo – reopened Tuesday morning, in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

The 8-acre, kid- and dog-friendly park along Fl...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ JUNE 2018 MEETING

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KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo. Here are some of the highlights:

APPROVED NEW L...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2018

MONROE COUNTY AWARDED $49.2 MILLION USDA GRANT TO REMOVE HURRICANE DEBRIS FROM 103 CANALS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County has been awarded a $49.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to remove Hurricane Irma debris from 103 of the most impacted canals in unincorporated Monroe ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH WITH ORIGINAL FILM ABOUT AFRICAN CEMETERY MEMORIAL

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KEY WEST, FL – Monroe County celebrates Juneteenth with an immersive, original short film about the construction and historical significance of the African Cemetery Memorial at the County-owned Higgs Beach in Key West.

The 25-minute film was conc...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE’S ‘BEAT THE HEAT’ EVENTS ARE BACK FOR THE SUMMER

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MONORE COUNTY, FL – Summer is coming, which means it is time again for Monroe County Fire Rescue’s “Beat the Heat” events.

Firefighters will provide a gentle stream of misting water for children of all ages ...

Read on...

News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES REVISED PLACARD REENTRY PROGRAM FOR EMERGENCY RECOVERY WORKERS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management has created a revised Placard Reentry Program to ensure that all personnel who are essential to the recovery of the Florida Keys are able to quickly return following a mandatory hu...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2018

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CELEBRATES FIRST NONSTOP FLIGHT FROM DALLAS-FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL

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KEY WEST, FL – The first American Airlines flight with nonstop service between Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) and Key West International Airport (EYW)  arrived in Key West at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Airport staff greeted...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE PUTS OUT TRAILER AND CAR FIRE AT LAZY LAKES CAMPGROUND – NO INJURIES

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SUMMERLAND KEY, FL –Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at about 3:07 p.m. Tuesday to a structure fire at Lazy Lakes Campground at MM 20 of the Overseas Highway on Summerland Key. Crews from the Sugarloaf, Cudjoe and Big Pine stations put out th...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2018

NOW IS THE TIME FOR KEYS RESIDENTS TO OBTAIN RE-ENTRY WINDSHIELD STICKERS FOR HURRICANE SEASON

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Now is the time for all residents of Monroe County who don’t already have a Re-Entry Windshield Sticker to obtain one for their vehicle. Do not wait until a storm is approaching.

These stickers will be needed in...

Read on...

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