Archive for January 2020

Keys Weekly: Army Corps study will prioritize flood/sea level projects

Satellite image of Florida Keys

By Tiffany Duong -January 14, 2020 There might be a new tool in the county’s toolbox against sea-level rise. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finishing a three-year study to produce a plan and federal cost-sharing for adaptation and mitigation projects in the county. At the recent Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit in Key West,…

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FIRM is having a Mardi Gras fundraiser

Mardi Gras fundraiser flyer

FIRM is holding a Mardi Gras fundraiser on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4:30-7:00 pm on the upstairs deck of the Waterfront Brewery overlooking gorgeous Key West Harbor. We’ll have flood map information sharing, signature hurricane cocktails, Cajun nibbles, silent auction, and our Grand Prize raffle drawing–4-night luxury accommodations for 4 in New Orleans! (transportation…

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Florida Keys Weekly: Flores preparing for another busy year

Senator Anitere Flores

By Jim McCarthy -January 9, 2020 Sen. Anitere Flores has filed a bill yet again to cap wind insurance rates for policies issued by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Senate Bill 1204, which has been referred to various Senate committees, wouldn’t allow the corporation to implement increases that exceed 10 percent on a single policy. Flores has taken…

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