The application period for Monroe County Emergency Management’s 2019 Business Placard Reentry Program runs through May 1, 2019. NEW applicants can apply at www.monroecountyem.com/placardprogram. Businesses approved for the 2018 hurricane season may use the shortened renewal form. The program ensures that personnel who are essential to the recovery of the Florida Keys can quickly return after a mandatory hurricane evacuation.
Placards are only valid in the year they are issued. Applications will be reviewed by Emergency Management within 21 days.
“Disaster response takes the effort of an entire community,” said Emergency Management Senior Planner Valeri Kolessar. “Sharing your business’ skills and resources when needed most contributes to a swift recovery for all.”
Residents who wish to obtain or renew a Monroe County Early Reentry Placard for 2019 may do so through the Monroe County Emergency Reserve Corp. For more information visit www.mercorps.org.
Also, reentry windshield stickers for residents who don’t already have one can be picked up at all Monroe County Sheriff's Office Substations with proof of residency. The reentry stickers do not expire. For more information and locations to obtain stickers visit www.monroecountyem.com/reentrystickers.
In 2018, more than 200 Monroe County businesses and organizations qualified for early reentry. Hurricane season begins June 1. Be prepared.