Some power and service has been restored in the Florida Keys. Some landlines are working at Bars and establishments in Key West and other Keys, therefore much more news is getting out of the Florida Keys. We are doing our best to vet this information and republish or share accurate, helpful information. We will be doing this throughout the day today and whenever we see good information. Relief efforts are beginning and supply drops are being organized. If you have a relief effort and want to get the word out, please let us know and we will post it here.
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.
Can you imagine having zero warning as a Category 5 Hurricane came straight at you? No Weather Channel, no radar, no phone app, not even anyone to call you and tell you it is coming. That is what happened in 1935 when the most powerful Hurricane to ever hit the Keys took aim at Islamorada. Learn about this historic storm in this feature from our show.
Our friends over at Moldy Chum posted this video of an Italian fisherman stuck in a hail storm on the ocean. This video is definitely worth a look to see golf ball sized hail stones hitting the ocean...