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Posted on: July 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to begin affecting Key West on Monday, July 5th

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The City of Key West has declared a State of Local Emergency due to potential effects of Tropical Storm Elsa.

The following are precautions that residents need to be aware of:

  • The Lower Keys Shuttle will not run on Monday.
  • Transit’s North and South Lines and the Duval Loop will stop running at noon Monday.
  • All City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 6.
  • The special City Commission meeting Tuesday is cancelled and will be held Monday July 12th at 5 p.m.
  • Monday trash pickup will proceed as normal. Put bins away before Monday afternoon.
  • Tuesday trash pickup will be delayed. Do not put out trash for Tuesday pickup until the storm has passed on Tuesday.
  • Do not put out large items or excess yard waste; it will become a hazard in the storm.
  • Key West City parks and the Community Pool will close at noon on Monday.
  • July 4th fireworks display is NOT cancelled.

The City of Key West has opened an information hotline at 305-809-1101. In addition, Monroe County has up-to-date information at on their emergency management webpage.

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