Potential Tropical Cyclone 1
Joint Information Center
Last updated Friday, June 3, 3 p.m. Next update Saturday, June 4 10 a.m.
The Monroe County Joint Information Center (JIC) is compromised of information gathered during the county coordination call and includes emergency preparation activities from Monroe County, Florida Keys municipalities, and community partners.
National Weather Service Key West Update
Potential Tropical Cyclone One, centered just northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula is expected to organize and become a Tropical Storm later today as it moves northeast. The center of the developing tropical cyclone is forecast to move over portions of the Florida Peninsula Saturday. A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch remain in effect for the Florida Keys.
Potential impacts in the Florida Keys include:
▪ Flooding from heavy rainfall of 4 to 8 inches and isolated amounts near 12 inches, especially over streets and in poor drainage neighborhoods, may begin later today and continue into Saturday. Rainfall flooding will be locally worse from late this afternoon and again Saturday (near the times of higher high tide).
▪ Squalls with frequent wind gusts to tropical storm, especially from this evening through Saturday morning.
▪ A few tornadoes are possible this evening and continuing through Saturday ▪Minor coastal flooding of 1 to 2 feet above mean sea level along the Gulfside/Bayside Saturday, especially over the bayside communities along the far upper Keys (including Key Largo). Significant oceanside wave overwash is expected through Saturday, especially around the times of higher high tide (late morning through mid-afternoon hours).
▪ Please monitor future forecasts and briefings closely. Preparations throughout the Florida Keys for rainfall flooding and strong wind gusts should be completed today. Communities along the bayside of the far upper Keys should also plan for the potential of flooding from a combination of minor coastal flooding with heavy rainfall.
Monroe County Updates
- There are no evacuations ordered. There are no shelters opening.
- Preparations should be completed today before 5 p.m. Friday as conditions are expected to deteriorate into the evening.
- Monroe County government has moved its vehicles from low-lying areas to higher areas.
- Monroe County Emergency Management encourages all residents and visitors to be off the road and seek safe shelter with friends or family by nightfall.
Key West and Marathon airports will remain fully operational. Please check with your airline provider for any cancelations or delays at this time. Numerous commercial flights have been canceled from Key West International Airport by the airlines. Please check with your airline before leaving for the airport.
Government Office Closures
- There are no government closures at this time for Friday.
- Key West and Lower Keys Transit will stop running at 8 p.m. on Friday and will likely remain off the road through Saturday with regular schedule starting again on Sunday.
- There are no evacuation orders in place at this time.
- No mandatory evacuation orders are expected for this system.
- Garbage and recycling services remain unaffected Friday and Saturday.
- The City of Key West Hazardous Waste drop-off has been postponed to Saturday, June 11. The service, available to Key West residents only, is held at Indigenous Park on White Street from 8 a.m. until noon.
Hospitals and Trauma Star
- Lower Keys Medical Center: No changes at this time
- Baptist Health (Fishermen's Community Hospital and Mariner's Hospital): No changes at this time.
- Trauma Star is in normal operations until weather conditions dictate differently.
Any changes can be found on the school board's website and social media.
There are no shelters planned to open at this time.
State parks in Monroe County are closed to camping and overnight accommodations Friday and Saturday. Day use is expected to be closed on Satuday.
- Monroe County Information Hotline 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- City of Key West
- City of Marathon
- City of Key Colony Beach
- City of Layton
- Village of Islamorada
- Ocean Reef Community Association