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For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

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Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West. It was Aug. 30 — the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma.

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Irma effect on tourism mixed

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Florida could recover from Hurricane Irma’s wrath in time for its busy tourism season this winter, but that’s likely not the case for harder-hit Caribbean islands including St. Martin/St. Maarten, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Barbuda, according to travel experts’ early reads.

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Access restored to displaced residents of Upper Florida Keys

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Residents were allowed to return Tuesday to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials pieced together the scope of Irma’s destruction and aid rushed into the drenched and debris-strewn state.

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AT&T pledges $1.4M in Hurricane Irma relief

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Telecommunications giant AT&T is giving another $1.4 million in relief toward “sustained recovery” efforts in Florida, Texas and the Caribbean after a pair of devastating hurricanes.

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Rick Scott gets aerial view of Keys damage

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Gov. Rick Scott will get an aerial view Monday of damage to the Florida Keys from Hurricane Irma.

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‘Pray for us’: Hurricane Irma begins its assault on Florida

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Announcing itself with roaring 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma plowed into the mostly emptied-out Florida Keys early Sunday for the start of what could be a slow, ruinous march up the state’s west coast toward the heavily populated Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

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Ernest Hemingway lookalikes gather in Key West for annual contest

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About 160 stocky, white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway have gathered in Key West to compete in the island city’s annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. The competition began Thursday evening at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, frequented by Hemingway when he lived in Key West during the 1930s. Judged by former winners, the three-night contest is a highlight of the Hemingway Days festival honoring the late author’s literary prowess and colorful lifestyle. Many competitors wear sportsman’s garb associated with Hemingway. Entrants include repeat contender…

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