Florida Keys

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Latisha Stanley surveys the wreckage of the mobile home park where she lives in Panama City, Florida, on Friday, after Hurricane Michael devastated the area. Photograph: Emily Kask/New York Times

Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Mi(...)

The various Florida Keys are connected by long bridges – one is seven miles long – with the views on either side changing from swamplands, to beautiful coastlines and pearly blue water. Photograph: Getty Images

South Florida has the capacity to leave you overwhelmed or energised. I found I could achieve the latter by combining a solid plan with an open mind b(...)

Trees bend in the tropical storm wind along in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma is showing signs of weakening and could be downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday. The National Hurricane Centre said the storm “sho(...)

A local resident walks across a flooded street in downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives at south Florida. Photograph:  Reuters/Carlos Barria

The west coast of Florida was braced for devastating storm surges of up to 15ft as Hurricane Irma barrelled its way north through the state on Sunday,(...)

A flooded street in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, after the aftermath of  Hurricane Irma  forced the evacuation of thousands of people. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

Florida is bracing for further deadly destruction as the southern US was left reeling from its second major hurricane in two weeks. Sixteen days aft(...)

US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer  makes a point to president Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to Trump’s departure for North Dakota to deliver a speech on tax reform. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Americans cleaned up after Hurricane Harvey and braced for Hurricane Irma, another dramatic week in Washington – the first week of Congress after t(...)

The  Running of the Bulls, a highlight of the Hemingway Days Festival in Key West
Hanging with Hemingway

There’s a touch of voodoo about Key West, this subtropical island basking at the foot of Florida. It’s famously closer to Havana than Miami, but stepp(...)