The Miami Herald reports that progress is being made all along the Keys. Key West clean up is progressing well. The Herald reporters write:
Key West progress
Key West is also showing significant signs of progress that would allow residents to return to the southernmost portion of the island chain.
“The clean up is going well,” said Key West City Manager Jim Scholl. “We expect to host residents soon along those lines but my personal return threshold is water and the hospital. If we’re having a majority of residents here I need the hospital to be working, for obvious reasons, and the grocery stores back online.
“I don’t know that I can support the majority of residents with relief supplies,” Scholl said. “I need assurances of electrical safety if we bring back residents, especially with children. We don’t want electrocutions. And we’d need propane to boil water.”
The Publix at Searstown Shopping Center on Roosevelt Boulevard is partly operational and the Winn-Dixie in the Overseas Market on Roosevelt has enough employees to be partially functional when it’s open to residents, Scholl said.
Added Key West Police Chief Donie Lee, “If we open up, we need a jail. Fuel, food, water, ice is still a necessity.”
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