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KEYS TOURISM ADVISORY Sept. 16 • 10:15 a.m.
News and Information from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council
Re-transmitting to correct sentence regarding Upper Keys curfew.

Keys Open to Middle Keys Residents; Residents of the Lower Keys and Key West Sunday

Florida Keys residents of the Middle and Upper Keys, with appropriate identification or re-entry stickers, can now return – after they evacuated for Hurricane Irma – Monroe County officials said Saturday. The regions opening Saturday include Layton, Key Colony Beach and Marathon. Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada reopened earlier in the week.

Residents with interests west of the Seven Mile Bridge in the Lower Keys and Key West are to be permitted entry beginning Sunday at daybreak.

The region is not open to visitors, and returnees should be aware of the continued lack of electricity, water, communications challenges, sewer challenges, limited food and drinking water supplies and debris on roads.
Returnees should bring plenty of supplies with them.

Monroe County officials said law enforcement presence between the Seven Mile Bridge and Key West — the hardest hit region — will be “saturated.”

The checkpoint will remain at Florida City until further notice to manage the re-entry program.

A dusk-to-dawn curfew from MM 80 southwest through Key West remains. The curfew in the Upper Keys has been modified to begin at 10 p.m. and continue through dawn.

Monroe County has a website dedicated solely to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort. It is www.keysrecovery.org.

Information also is available on Facebook @KeysRecovery and Twitter at @keysrecovery

Monroe County’s Information Hotline is back on line at 1-800-955-5504.

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