KEY WEST, FLA. -- Keys officials Monday discontinued a directive discouraging visitors from traveling to the Florida Keys that was initiated when Tropical Storm Isaac threatened the island chain.
After the National Hurricane Center dropped a tropical storm warning, local officials said visitors could begin returning immediately.
Keys tourism officials said hotels are ready to accommodate visitors.
Some tourism-oriented businesses might require a little more time to undo hurricane protective actions but should be fully operational well before the traditionally busy Labor Day weekend.
Isaac's center skirted Key West Sunday bringing 60 mph sustained winds that left only minor impacts on the Keys, emergency management officials said, adding that virtually all infrastructure elements are operating normally.