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Posted on: February 16, 2018

BIG PINE KEY COMMUNITY PARK PARTIALLY REOPENS FEB. 17: PLAYGROUND, TENNIS COURTS & SKATE PARK

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Sounds of kids playing, tennis balls hitting the court and skateboards gliding along the skatepark soon can be heard again at the Big Pine Key Community Park.

Monroe County has completed phase 1 of the Hurricane Irma repairs and cleanup at the park at 3100...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

HURRICANE MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL BEGINS IN CANALS AND NEARSHORE WATERS OF MONROE COUNTY

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Working from a crane anchored on top of a barge on Friday morning, an operator used a knuckleboom loader to remove toppled trees, destroyed fencing, roofing material and even a TV from canal #290 along Avenue I on Big Pine Key.

This was the beginning of a ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

MONROE COUNTY COMPLETES COLLECTION OF HURRICANE LAND DEBRIS; MARINE DEBRIS NEXT

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Over the weekend, Monroe County’s contractor completed the final pass of hurricane land debris along County roads. This marks the end of collection on land of more than 2.5 million cubic yards of storm debris and mo...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

MONROE COUNTY SIGNS HURRICANE MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL AGREEMENT WITH FLORIDA DEP

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Monroe County Mayor David Rice signed an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday that states DEP will lead the hurricane marine debris removal effort of the impacted canals and nearshore waters of uni...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

GRAND OPENING CEREMONY FOR MONROE COUNTY’S NEW JOE LONDON FIRE TRAINING FACILITY ON CRAWL KEY

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CRAWL KEY, FL – The grand opening ceremony for the new Joe London fire training classroom facility was held Wednesday during the lunchbreak of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting.

The new $1.96 million, 5,000-square-fo...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

COUNTY STAFF HELD PUBLIC MEETING TO HELP HOMEOWNERS NAVIGATE REBUILDING PROCESS

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BIG PINE KEY, FL – About 200 people whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged by Hurricane Irma attended Monroe County’s public meeting Wednesday night to receive information and ask questions about the rebuilding and repair process.

About 30 County staf...

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Posted on: February 10, 2018

MONROE COUNTY REOPENED BOAT RAMP, PLAYGROUND AND BEACH AREA OF HARRY HARRIS PARK IN TAVERNIER

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TAVERNIER, FL – Monroe County reopened the boat ramp, kids’ playground, beach area and beach area bathrooms of Harry Harris Park on Feb. 9 at sunrise.

Hours at the park will be sunrise to sunset for now due to the lack of power for ligh...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RECEIVES NEW CRASH TRUCK AT KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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KEY WEST, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomed a new addition at its Key West International Airport fire station on Wednesday night: a 2017 Oshkosh Striker crash truck.

The new fire truck can hold 1,500 gallons of water and 500 pounds of dry c...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO PRESSURE LEAK AT AMERIGAS PLANT ON BIG PINE KEY

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At 11:05 Thursday morning, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a pressure leak of one of two 18,000-gallon storage/distribution tanks at the AmeriGas plant on Big Pine Key.

The plant manager is on scene and has closed all valves in an attempt to balanc...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

CARD SOUND BRIDGE TOLLBOOTH DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW ELECTRONIC TOLLING SYSTEM

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KEY LARGO – After delays due to Hurricane Irma, the Card Sound Bridge Tollbooth in North Key Largo was demolished Wednesday evening, with the road reopened at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The blue awning was destroyed during the storm.

This is the first p...

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