Monday, September 13, 2004

Keys Open - Hendry Closed

Emergency Management officials in Monroe county have lifted the mandatory
evacuation order for the Florida Keys and Key West. With a 5% predicted
landfall of Hurricane Ivan at Key West, rain bands and winds will be
expected but residents are allowed back. Officials note however that
hospitals are closed in the Keys today.
On the other hand, Hendry county government offices, state health department
offices, and Hendry schools remain closed today, and county offices have
been advertised to be closed Tuesday as well. The county commission meeting
has been cancelled for Tuesday.

Emergency management officials in Hendry county are somewhat unresponsive to
inquiries by the press, so we don't fully know what's happening during
Hendry county emergencies.

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