Post Irma Updates
Aerial Views of the Keys
Sept 17, 2017
Venetian Shores Drone Video
Compliments of Charlotte Porter and Jan Keller, Coldwell Banker Schmitt Realty, have contracted Lex Johansson of Landmark Johansson Inc., building inspections, to conduct drone flights over each street and home in Venetian Shores.
Below is the link/video for every street in Venetian Shores.
If anyone has any trouble viewing or opening they may call Ken Davis, VSHA Director, Charlotte Porter of Coldwell banker Schmitt Realty or Lex Johansson.
Lex Johansson-305 619 3771
Charlotte Porter=305 393 2749
Ken Davis 305 796 7494
This is every road in the neighborhood.
South Florida Director
PO Box 782, Islamorada, FL 33036
CGC1524801 - HI9885
Sept 16, 2017
Drone Video of Venetian Shores:
Charlotte Porter and Jan Keller, Coldwell Banker Schmitt Realty, have contracted Lex Johansson of Landmark Johansson Inc., building inspections, to conduct drone flights over each street and home in Venetian Shores. The flights are being conducted today and will be posted on the Keller Porter web site, http://kellerporterteam.com/ and Keller Porter Team Facebook page.
A different flight and video will be made for each street allowing residents to see their homes, determine if there is any damage to their roof and ascertain the current condition of their home, yard, boat and dock. Just click on the video for your street and review your home. You will be able to stop the video while viewing and zoom in on any spots of interest. If you do have any damage, you can provide the video to your contractor and insurance company for use in estimates.
If you have any questions please contact Charlotte at:
305 393 2749
For any questions regarding additional footage or inspections, please contact Lex Johansson at:
305 619 3771
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now operating a Disaster Recovery Centers in Monroe County to assist Floridians recovering from Hurricane Irma.
Representatives from multiple government agencies will be available at the centers to answer questions and help Floridians apply for assistance.
31009 Atlantis Drive
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Key West Fire Station #2
616 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
You may also register for FEMA assistance online at: or by calling 800-621-3362.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages, and information on the registration process is available in ASL at:
If you need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail at: IrmaAssistance@billnelson.senate.gov, or phone toll free in Florida at 1-888-671-4091.
I encourage you to share this information with your friends and neighbors as we work together to rebuild our state.
Visit keysrecovery.org for updates.
Coast Guard Establishes Regulated Navigation Areas and Safety Zones in Florida Keys
The U.S. Coast Guard has designated all waters within one nautical mile of land in the Florida Keys as a regulated navigation area.
"First, vessels within the regulated navigation area within one nautical mile of land in the Florida Keys must operate at a slow speed. Second, vessels are prohibited from entering into, anchoring, loitering, or movement within a safety zone of 25 yards around law enforcement vessels, salvage vessels, or visible wreckage in the Florida Keys. These temporary regulations are necessary for the safety of persons, vessels, and property due to the large volume of debris, sunken vessels, and salvage operations associated with Hurricane Irma.
A vessel is not proceeding at a slow speed if it is: (a) on a plane; (b) in the process of coming on or coming off a plane; or (c) creating an excessive wake. This emergency rule is effective and will be enforced through 8 a.m. on October 1, 2017."
Islamorada, Village of Islands
October 20, 2017
BOAT RAMP AT FOUNDERS PARK OPEN ON WEEKENDS
REGULAR HOURS: 8AM - 6PM
The Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina Boat Ramp at Founders Park will now be open on weekends. The public is welcome to use the boat ramp from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 21st.
The ramp remains open only to Islamorada Fishing Guides Monday through Friday.
Visitors to the park and boat ramp are advised to be cautious while driving through Founders Park - the park continues to be used as a staging/grinding area for hurricane debris and debris trucks drive through the park frequently.
Other Founders Park News:
The baseball field has been added to the Founders Park amenities that are open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Also open during the limited hours are the pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and fitness park with the pickleball court.
Everyone is invited to a Halloween Party at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center on Friday, October 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Activities include a Haunted Slip-N-Slide, Best Halloween Mask Contest, games and lots of treats. Aquatic Center fees apply. Contact the Founders Park and Recreation Department at 305-853-1685 with any questions.
This event is open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this event because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Islamorada, Village of Islands
October 12, 2017
FINAL PICKUP OF HURRICANE DEBRIS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
All Plantation Key property owners are given notice that the final collection of hurricane debris will occur on Monday, October 23, 2017. Plantation Key property owners must place all hurricane debris in the right-of-way by the evening of Sunday, October 22nd to have it removed as part of the hurricane debris collection. After that date, Plantation Key residents will need to make individual arrangements for the removal of all materials not collected as part of the hurricane debris removal.
Plantation Key properties have had multiple pickups of hurricane debris since the removal since activities began on September 16th and will be the first area completed. The Village and its debris removal contractor will determine suitable dates for the final passes for hurricane debris removal from all neighborhoods in Islamorada. At least one pickup has been completed from all Islamorada roadways.
Hurricane debris will continue to be collected from Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. Notices of final pickups for each area will be released when dates are determined. Property owners in all areas of Islamorada should be completing final efforts to pile all storm debris to the right-of-way.
REMINDER: DIRECTIONS FOR DEBRIS PLACEMENT:
Debris will not be picked up from private property, must be placed on the right-of way.
DO NOT pile debris on manhole covers, fire hydrants, etc.
Do not bag debris - debris in bags will not be picked up.
Debris must be separated into three separate piles:
1. Vegetative debris such as trees, limbs and other plant debris
2. Construction & Demolition debris such as doors, drywall, wood from docks and furniture/furnishings.
3. White goods - such as household appliances.
Public Information Officer Mary Swaney
Islamorada, Village of Islands
September 29 2017
New information and important reminders are in this update. Please the Village News item on our website for the full update by clicking here.
HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will be staged at Islamorada Fire Station 20 beginning on Sunday, October 1st at 8:00 a.m. The site will be staffed daily to assist residents with personal and business-related needs. Fire Station 20 is located at 81850 Overseas Highway, across from the Hurricane Monument on Upper Matecumbe Key.
Founders Park will reopen on a limited basis - Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm beginning Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Only the aquatic center, fitness park, tennis courts and basketball courts will be open to the public during those hours. Otherwise, Founders Park and the PYH Marina remain closed to the public.
Special Advisory Remains in Effect: No open burning allowed in Islamorada or Monroe County. Debris will be collected 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
Islamorada Sewer Emergency 305-359-0813.
Emergency Water Restriction have ended, but please continue to restrict your water use to necessary activities such as kitchen needs, showering, washing clothes, toilet flushing and other sanitary uses. REPORT ANY WATER LEAKS TO FKAA AT 305-296-2454.
Please visit the Latest News items on the Village website for information regarding debris staging, trash collection, Emergency Building Permitting and other topics. www.islamorada.fl.us.
Islamorada, Village of Islands
Friday, September 29, 2017
Monroe County News Release September 28, 2017. Please forward and share this information.
NATIONAL GUARD IS PARTNERING WITH MONROE COUNTY TO ASSIST WITH INTERIOR STORM DAMAGE REMOVAL FOR HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS IN THE KEYS
MONROE COUNTY, FL - In cooperation with Monroe County Emergency Management, the National Guard is beginning today a free, short-term program in which Guard members will remove interior storm damage from residents' homes as part of the first step to make these homes livable again.
With the homeowners' consent, the National Guard will remove damaged and moldy drywall, flooring, carpeting, ceilings, doors, insulation, fixtures, kitchen cabinets, destroyed appliances and other unsalvageable contents and bring them curbside. They also will do limited sanitizing to prevent mold from returning.
This is the first two steps of 17 required in the FEMA program called STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power). This program funds certain necessary and essential measures to help restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences that could regain power through necessary and essential repairs. STEP can help residents safely shelter-in-place in their homes pending more permanent repairs.
For the National Guard to help with the removal of interior storm damage, you need to follow these steps:
Sign a release for "Right of Entry." Download the "Right of Entry" form here.
These releases are (also) available on the website www.keysrecovery.org and at the following locations: the Disaster Recovery Center at the Big Pine Community Park, 31009 Atlantis Road, the Winn Dixie at Big Pine Key, the Comfort Station in front of the former Habitat ReStore on Overseas Highway on Big Pine Key and at the Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key and Sugarloaf fire stations.
These forms can be returned to the place they were picked up or emailed to Nationalguardhelp@monroecounty-fl.gov.
Once you fill out a "Right of Entry" release, you will be contacted by a County or National Guard representative. If your home meets the guidelines, then an appointment will be set up for the work to be done. This program is limited, so do not delay signing up.
If you rent, contact your landlord/property homeowner to see if the homeowner wants to be included in this program. The owner of your rental home would have to sign the release for "Right of Entry" before work could be done on your unit.
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
Islamorada, Village of Islands
Monday, September 18, 2017
DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA'S IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING WITH REGARD TO BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS:
A PERMIT WILL NOT BE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING WORK:
Tarping roofs, boarding openings
Repairs of 25% or less to roofs, siding, drywall, and fences
WALK-THROUGH PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED FOR:
Dock (only for work that does not require ACOE and DEP)
Electric service upgrades and repair
Fences (repairs of 25% or greater)
All structural repairs and work will require engineered plans/drawings and plan review
Roof inspection will require only Final Inspection and a signed Roofing Affidavit
Inspections can be requested online through the CityView portal or (until Village Hall phones are reestablished), inspections can be requested via email to Building Coordinator Carlota de la Sierra at Carlota.email@example.com.
NO OUT-OF-STATE CONTRACTORS WITHOUT VALID FLORIDA LICENSE
***NOTE*** The above listed information and requirements may not include all situations or all that is involved. Please contact the Islamorada, Village of Islands for additional information as needed.