Miami – South Florida Weather Forecast

Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall Across the Central U.S. Today

A slow moving frontal boundary will produce severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, and possibly a few tornadoes from the Central Plains to Lower Great Lakes today. Heavy rainfall from these thunderstorms will also produce flash flooding in some areas. Meanwhile, a subtropical depression or storm may form near or north of the Bahamas this weekend.

Visit this link to see the weather maps:
https://www.weather.gov/mfl/

Palm Beach Commercial Auto Scratch Repair

Paint Shuttle is a Mobile Auto Body Shop & Paint Repair Service in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Attention Palm Beach Auto Dealers:
Do vehicles that have scratches, dents or blemishes on any of the cars in your lot?

You do not have to spend your time locating, driving and waiting at an auto body shop.

Paint Shuttle offers a mobile body shop service to repair your minor vehicle damages like scratches, dents and dings right at your lot. We cover all of Palm Beach

We have been in business for over 20 years performing our special service to auto dealers across Palm Beach. Now offering our expert auto scratch repair service to the public.

All minor auto body damages like auto paint scratches are sanded, filled and painted to match the exact color of paint using our computerized paint matching system.

PaintShuttle Ft Lauderdale & Boca Bumper RepairsWe can even repair clear coat damage depending on the auto finish.

It will be almost impossible to tell that a car was ever scratched because your car will look as if it was never damaged!

We can fix most any minor body damage:
• Auto Dent Repairs • Door Dings • Car Scratch Repairs • Minor Body Damage
• Paint Scuffs • Key Scratches • Cosmetic Auto Repairs • Minor Collision Repairs
• Hail Damage • Paintless Dent Repairs • Paint damage • Plastic Bumper Repair
• Minor fender benders • Damaged Fenders • Foreign or Domestic • Vans & Trucks
• Fenders • Hoods • Doors • Trunks
• Door Frames • Grills • Roofs • Bumpers
• Quarter Panels • Rocker Panels

Best of all, our prices are very affordable, compared to traditional auto body shops.

Contact us today to see how our auto scratch repair services can help you.

Call us at 954.551.3200 for a free estimate at your home or office
Use our online Contact Form for one of our agents to contact you.

Paint Shuttle provides a mobile body shop service for minor auto body repairs at your home or office in Palm Beach County.

265 S. Federal Highway – Suite 293 · Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441 · USA
PHONE: 954-551-3200 – EMAIL US

 

Forty Percent of Habitat Homeowners Have No Work or Less Work Due to COVID-19

A new study by Habitat Broward has found more than 40 percent of the homeowners it serves have been furloughed, laid off, or had their hours cut due to COVID-19.

Not surprisingly, 27 percent of the more than 350 working families polled reported financial strain, including an inability to pay bills for utilities and essentials like groceries.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward CEO and Executive Director, Nancy Robin said the results demonstrate that low-income working families are already struggling with the impact of a shuttered Broward.

“As the economic shocks from this crisis ripple out, these are the families that are being hardest hit; they always are,” said Robin. “As more businesses close and hourly workers lose jobs, we’re going to need to work just as hard to flatten the curve of economic insecurity as we are COVID-19.”

The Community Foundation of Broward and other partner organizations are helping Habitat Broward to provide immediate relief to families in danger of losing ground on the tremendous strides they have made towards economic independence.

Part of Habitat’s study has involved calls to hundreds of Broward residents, like homeowner, Rudy Simpson, who was laid off at a shipping company and his wife Tricia’s hours have been severely cut.

“We’re low on money and food but are filled with hope and pray this will get better soon,” said Tricia Simpson.

“Now, more than ever, low-income working families like the Simpsons need our support,” said Robin. “Bold, decisive action and partners like the Community Foundation will help us do just that.”

Habitat Broward continues to build homes during the crisis and will conduct its first ever virtual dedication ceremony on May 16th for four families moving to homes they have worked more than a year for.

As the state and South Florida cautiously begin the reopening process, Habitat predicts that income and financial health will lag behind for these families who are often one or two paychecks away from financial collapse. The support of partners like the Community Foundation of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach, faith–based organizations and campaigns like the new Giving Tuesday NOW on May 5th prompted by COVID-19, provide urgently needed resources to bridge this gap.

To support Habitat’s efforts and find out about its efforts to combat COVID-19 visit habitatbroward.org

Everglades National Park is Reopening in Phases

Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park,  FL

News Release Date: May 1, 2020

Contact: Visitor Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media: Allyson Gantt, 786-610-8023

Homestead, Fla. – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Everglades National Park is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Beginning May 4, Everglades National Park will reopen access to:

  • Main Park Road from the Homestead entrance to Flamingo (note exceptions below)
  • External restrooms at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
  • Flamingo Marina and boat launch ramps
  • Flamingo Marina Store, restrooms, and gas pumps
  • Flamingo Fish Cleaning Station and restroom
  • Chekika Day Use Area (roads and surrounding areas only)

In addition, entry fees are waived, and the following spaces continue to be available:

  • Marine waters of Everglades National Park
  • Beach campsites in wilderness

With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:

  • Royal Palm area including the Anhinga Trail
  • Long Pine Key area and campground
  • West Lake area
  • Flamingo campground
  • All visitor centers and public buildings
  • Concession tours and boat rentals
  • All other park restrooms
  • Other park locations such as Shark Valley and Gulf Coast

For more information visit:
https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/news/everglades-national-park-is-reopening-in-phases.htm

South Florida-based TooJay’s deli files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The owner of the popular South Florida-based TooJay’s deli, bakery and restaurant chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors.

The decision by the company’s management and board of directors “is the direct result of the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our restaurants throughout Florida,” president and CEO Max Piet said in a statement.

The Whole Story…
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-toojays-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-20200429-7vt7gcbd7fa6ne5owpc3u4tz3e-story.htmlhttps://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-toojays-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-20200429-7vt7gcbd7fa6ne5owpc3u4tz3e-story.html

Florida Aquarium Makes Breakthrough

MIAMI (CNN) — The Florida Aquarium has made a breakthrough that will help save “America’s Great Barrier Reef,” the third largest coral reef in the world and is found just off the coast of the Florida Keys.

For the first time in world history, the aquarium in Tampa has successfully reproduced ridged cactus coral in human care.

Read more..
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2020/04/22/florida-aquarium-breakthrough-saving-coral-reef-florida-keys/