Sep 052017
 

Photo by Cammy Clark. Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt updates a TV crew about Monroe County’s emergency plans at the Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County has declared a State of Local Emergency Tuesday afternoon due to a “threat of danger to the populace inhabiting Monroe County” and that the County “may require expedient action in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.”

Monroe County also has issued a mandatory evacuation of all visitors, tourists and non-residents. It begins at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6.

“All visitors, tourists and non-residents are hereby urged to seek safe shelter in mainland Florida. This evacuation order shall remain in effect until the danger has past, as determined by the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem or Sheriff after consultation with the Director of Emergency Management.”

Monroe County also has issued a mandatory evacuation of all residents. It will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

There will be no roadblocks to prevent people from entering the Keys before the storm to take care of property and help evacuate family members. But all residents should heed the resident evacuation orders.

 

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Naja Girard
 September 5, 2017  Posted by at 4:01 pm ** BREAKING NEWS **  Add comments

  3 Responses to “MONROE COUNTY HAS DECLARED A STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY AND HAS ISSUED MANDATORY EVACUATIONS FOR VISITORS AND RESIDENTS”

  1.  

    This is flat out stupid. As of 11 PM Tuesday they don’t even know what coast to go up.
    You will have cars out of gas before they get to MM100. The people are safer to stay.
    And many have no cars.

    We do hope it does little damage to KW

  2.  

    Do hope KW sees the mistake in forcing evacuation. You just sent them to exactly where Irma will land.

  3.  

    From what we are reading dam few Will trust Monroe County next time and will refuse to leave because not allowed to return and given no real updates.

    Do hope the blue can update us Friday but understand if can’t

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