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Boaters urged to stay out of Key West area

Boaters are encouraged to avoid waters around Key West, as the Port of Key West will remain closed for the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday.

Due to “unsafe infrastructure” and debris in the water, the Coast Guard warned that “safe navigation around the Keys can’t be ensured at this time.”

Hurricane Irma slammed into the Keys on Sunday before traveling up the state.

“Vessel operators not abiding by safe boating regulations may endanger themselves or the people around them and may ultimately hamper any ongoing relief efforts in the area,” Cmdr. Lexia Littlejohn, a deputy incident commander for the Coast Guard, said in a prepared statement.

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