The application period for Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2020 Business Placard Reentry Program runs through May 31, 2020. Applications are now available at www.monroecountyem.com/placardprogram. The program ensures that personnel who are essential to the recovery of the Florida Keys can quickly return after a mandatory hurricane evacuation.
Placards are only valid in the year they are issued. Businesses approved for the 2019 hurricane season may use the shortened renewal form on the website.
Applications will be reviewed by Emergency Management within 21 days. In 2019, more than 200 Monroe County businesses and organizations qualified for early reentry.
“Disaster response takes the effort of an entire community,” said Emergency Management Senior Planner Valeri Kolessar. “Sharing your business’ skills and resources when needed most contributes to a swift recovery for all.”
Residents who wish to obtain or renew a Monroe County Early Reentry Placard for the 2020 hurricane season may do so through the Monroe County Emergency Reserve Corps at www.mercorps.org.
Also, reentry windshield stickers for residents who do not already have one can be picked up at all Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Substations with proof of residency. The reentry stickers do not expire. For more information and locations to obtain stickers, visit www.monroecountyem.com/reentrystickers.
Hurricane season begins June 1. Be prepared.