Worries about fast evacuations from the Keys as a hurricane approaches were a key reason the state acted to restrict development in the Keys in 1972. Now, a provision that kicks in in 2023 has prompted legislation preparing for expected lawsuits by property owners.
Worries about fast evacuations from the Keys as a hurricane approaches were a key reason the state acted to restrict development in the Keys in 1972. Now, a provision that kicks in in 2023 has prompted legislation preparing for expected lawsuits by property owners. AL DIAZ AP
Worries about fast evacuations from the Keys as a hurricane approaches were a key reason the state acted to restrict development in the Keys in 1972. Now, a provision that kicks in in 2023 has prompted legislation preparing for expected lawsuits by property owners. AL DIAZ AP

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Before joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.