09 November 2020
FLORIDA KEYS — Tropical Storm Eta moved across the Florida Keys early Monday leaving impacts in some areas, but the island chain as a whole relatively unscathed.
There were no mandatory general visitor or resident evacuation orders for Eta, but a directive was issued Saturday asking visitors in campgrounds and recreational vehicle resorts to leave. Monday afternoon that order was rescinded, according to Monroe County Emergency Management Director Shannon Weiner.
The Florida Keys Overseas Highway is fully open, according to Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay.
Key West International Airport and Florida Keys Marathon International Airport reopened Monday morning. Commercial air service is resuming normal schedules, according to Keys airports director Richard Strickland.
Most storm impacts were in the Upper Keys with downed trees, branches and signs and moderate flooding.
As of Monday afternoon, about 200 members of the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative in Key Largo were without power. There are almost no other individuals without electricity in the rest of the island chain including customers of Keys Energy Services, which delivers electricity from the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge through Key West.
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District reported that their facilities are operating normally.
Keys visitor centers are expected to be operational Tuesday, according to Keys tourism council director Stacey Mitchell.
Keys state parks are to reopen Tuesday for day use, according to Kevin Jones, the bureau chief for Florida State Parks, a division of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 
Residents and visitors should use caution when traveling throughout the Keys as weather conditions continue to improve, Weiner said, and stressed that people should never drive on flooded streets.
The Florida Keys National Weather Service Office is continuing a small craft advisory, advising boat operators to remain in port until winds and seas subside. 
Florida Keys visitor information: fla-keys.com or 1-800-FLA-KEYS
Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY
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