Updated Friday, December 22, 2017. Recent updates provided in red.


Islamorada briefs:

  • Monroe County Emergency Management will host a series of meetings in January 2018 to obtain public input regarding Hurricane Irma. Visit the new item for dates and locations.
  • ALL FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Florida are now closed. Although the deadline to register with FEMA was Friday, Nov. 24, you may continue to call FEMA to ask questions, update your contact information or request additional assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 or visiting
  • Permitting workshop recording available:  The recording of the Workshop to address Construction, Zoning and Permitting requirements for emergency repairs and storm damage to Islamorada properties was held Friday, September 29th. View the 1-hour meeting for information from staff and questions answered for the public on the archived meetings page. It will also be rebroadcast on the Comcast government channel.
  • Debris removal from Islamorada neighborhoods is complete. Final collection along US 1 is nearly complete. NO DUMPING IS ALLOWED ANYWHERE IN ISLAMORADA. Please refer the news item addressing debris for information about how to arrange for removal debris.
  • Founders Park reopened Sunday, December 3rd. The Ron Levy Aquatic Center reopened December 14th following repairs to the pool equipment. The golf driving range and soccer field remain closed until repairs area completed.
  • The Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina and the boat ramp at Founders Park are open to the public 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days per week. The Marina is accepting reservations.
  • No open burning is allowed in Islamorada or Monroe County. DO NOT BURN DEBRIS.

Electric, water and sewer services are restored. If you do not have any of these services to your property, please contact the appropriate utility company.

  • FKEC (Tavernier office) 305-853-5381
  • FKAA (Key West office) 305-296-2454. REPORT WATER LEAKS TO FKAA AT 305-296-2454.
  • Islamorada Sewer Emergency 305-359-0813

The Florida Park Service is reopening State Parks as conditions allow. Visit for the current list state and county parks that have reopened.

Anne's Beach in Islamorada will remain closed until further notice due to substantial damage from the hurricane impacts. All other parks in Islamorada OPEN to the public:

  • Founders Park (MM 87 bayside)
  • Plantation Tropical Preserve (MM 90 bayside)
  • Library Beach Park (MM 81.5 bayside)
  • Green Turtle Hammock Preserve (MM 81.2 bayside)
  • Key Tree Cactus Preserve (MM 80.5 bayside)
  • Southwinds Park (MM 82.1 oceanside between U.S. 1 and the Old Highway)

Utilities: Please contact the appropriate utility company with any issues.

  • FKEC (Tavernier office) 305-853-5381
  • FKAA (Key West office) 305-296-2454. REPORT WATER LEAKS TO FKAA AT 305-296-2454.
  • Islamorada Sewer Emergency 305-359-0813

Charitable contributions:
A new charity has been established to support the families and communities in the Florida Keys who have been devastated by Hurricane Money, goods, services and labor are donated 100% DIRECTLY to assist families and rebuild the Keys communities.

If you wish to support relief efforts, please donate to, your favorite charity or visit to find a list of additional charities. 

FEMA Individual Assistance Programs:
You may check on your claim by visiting The FEMA smartphone app can be found at

Free Legal Counsel for Post-Irma Issues:
Florida Keys residents needing legal assistance to navigate FEMA applications and insurance issues following Hurricane Irma can obtain free help from the Monroe County Bar Association. For assistance, send an email with name, address and phone information to

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA):
DUA is to provide Reemployment Assistance (RA) benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a major disaster and who are not eligible for regular state Reemployment Assistance benefits. Visit

Visit www.keysrecovery.orga site Monroe County dedicated solely to the Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort. 

Posted by:
Public Information Officer
Mary Swaney