Hurricane season begins this month. The United States Health and Human Services Secretary recently issued the following steps you can take to keep you and your family safe:

  • Discuss with your family what you will do if you need to evacuate. Where will you meet? What will you take with you? How will you check in so that you’ll know who is okay and who isn’t?
  • If you have a pet, make a plan for your pet if you have to evacuate.

image017The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program will host a free class on“Why Landscapes Fail” on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at South Miami Library Branch located at 6000 Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143.

Extension Agent Guillermo Salazar the County’s Florida Yards & Neighborhood program administrator will teach the Do’s and Don’ts of Florida gardening along with Florida Friendly landscape techniques, understanding the most common landscape failures, why they occur and how to prevent them. 

Broward County's Mosquito Control Section will spray for mosquitoes in the southwest part of Broward County on Friday, weather permitting, from 4 to 6:30 a.m. This area will include the cities of Southwest Ranches and parts of Pembroke Pines and the Town of Davie.

The area to be sprayed includes Griffin Road to the north, Johnson Street to the south, Interstate 75 to the east and U.S. Highway 27 to the west. Residents with breathing difficulties should remain indoors. Persons living in the affected area who have registered with the state to be alerted to spraying have been notified.

Several cities in Broward County are under a boil water advisory after potable well 24 in the South Regional Wellfield of Broward County tested positive for E-coli.

Cities included in the advisory are Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Broward County Water and Wastewater Services customers in parts of Dania Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, West Park, Pembroke Park and Pembroke Pines. This also includes the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Florida Power and Light.