Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus intended to halt economic meltdown

News alert: President Trump signs the largest emergency aid bill in US history, directing $2 trillion to fight the economic impacts of coronavirus

Trump signed the bipartisan measure just hours after the House of Representatives passed the bill, which will provide $1,200 checks to qualified Americans, financial relief to small businesses and industries, plus money for equipment and supplies needed to address the pandemic.

Read more…
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/27/coronavirus-house-set-pass-stimulus-package-includes-checks/2923953001/

House passes $2.2 trillion rescue package, rushes it to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more…
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/house-passes-2-2t-rescue-package-rushes-it-to-trump

Florida attorney general issues consumer alert about coronavirus-related scams

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert about new scams that have been popping up that are related to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a news release issued Friday by State Attorney Dennis W. Ward, of Monroe County, the scams range from text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests.

Read more…
https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/27/florida-attorney-general-issues-consumer-alert-about-coronavirus-related-scams/

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale closing beaches, limiting hours at restaurants due to COVID-19 outbreak

A joint press conference was held with two South Florida cities that see massive spring break crowds every year.

The Cities of Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale addressed the public regarding new measures taken due large spring break crowds and ongoing concerns over COVID-19 outbreak.

There was a lot of information disseminated at the press conference.

These measures will last until April 12.

Read more:
https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/03/15/watch-live-miami-beach-fort-lauderdale-officials-discuss-spring-break-crowds-and-covid-19-outbreak/

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.

#2020-51 Executive Order Establishes Coronavirus Response Protocol and Directs Public Health Emergency
Released:3/1/2020

The CDC clinical criteria for COVID-19 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) have been developed based on available information about this novel virus, as well as what is known about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). These criteria are subject to change as additional information becomes available.

Follow online with the updates:
http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/

 

For information from the CDC and the World Health Organization on COVID-19, please visit:

Green technologies for integrating stormwater management

As Broward has become built-out, urban densification and redevelopment activities have made innovative strategies to providing stormwater management increasingly necessary. These new approaches, often referred to as green techniques, help mimic natural processes and integrate stormwater management within the landscape to create multi-functional site designs.

These green technologies divert stormwater from traditional storm sewer systems to areas where it can be absorbed and treated by the soil and native vegetation. Designed to retain and treat water on site, these green technologies create water resource benefits that include enhanced aquifer recharge and stormwater recycling.?

Green technologies for integrating stormwater management on urban/suburban single-family home sites:

  • Naturescape with native vegetation to reduce water and fertilizer use
  • Cisterns/Rain Barrels
  • Rain Gardens
  • Bioretention
  • Bioswales
  • Stormwater Wetlands
  • Green Roofs
  • Permeable Pavements

Read more:
https://www.broward.org/waterresources/Pages/GreenInfrastructure.aspx

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has delivered a devastating blow to two of our major islands – Grand Bahama and Abaco. We are extremely saddened by the loss of life, homes destroyed and landscape damaged. The spirit and resolve of our people remains strong, and we will continue to help everyone impacted.

The Government and people of the Islands of The Bahamas appreciate the outpouring of concern and offers of generous support in the wake of the hurricane. The best way to support the relief and recovery effort is through a monetary contribution to one of our trusted partners or a donation of specific goods identified at the bottom of this page
https://www.bahamas.com/relief

Accepting donations of needed items or cash visit these links below:

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Provide Supplies and drop off at the following locations:

Tropix Shopping
5610 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Dania Beach City Hall
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Christ Episcopal Church
3481 Hibiscus Street
Miami, FL 33133

Sands Harbor Resort & Marina
125 N Riverside Dr.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Yellow Cab
Attn: Regina McGee or Mike Livesy
800 NW 7th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-565-8900 or 954-881-2331

Synergy Shipping LLC
4765 NW 103rd Ave
Sunrise, FL 33351
United States
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday

What Is Needed:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian:

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian


Other locations to donate goods:
Bahamian Relief Efforts - City of Miami Beach


Bahamas Relief Donation Centers

 


The City of North Miami Bahamas Relief Efforts


The Village of El Portel and Village Council - Bahamas Relief - accepting donations


BAHAMASTRONG

Miami was spared the worst of Hurricane Dorian, and now we’re stepping up to help our neighbors in the Bahamas who have been devastated by the storm. The City of Miami is collecting newly-purchased emergency supplies – including unused supplies left over from our own recent storm preparation – and coordinating distribution to Bahamians in need.

Needed Items:

  • Water
  • Canned goods
  • Can openers
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • First aid items
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Small generators

  • Greater St. Paul AME Church: 3680 Thomas Ave
  • Christ Episcopal Church: 3475 William Ave

Fire Station dropoff times are from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

  • Fire Station 1: 144 N.E. 5 ST
  • Fire Station 2: 1901 N. MIAMI AVE
  • Fire Station 3: 1103 NW 7 ST
  • Fire Station 4: 1105 SW 2 AVE
  • Fire Station 5: 1200 NW 20 ST
  • Fire Station 6: 701 NW 36 ST
  • Fire Station 7: 314 BEACOM BLVD
  • Fire Station 8: 2975 OAK AVE
  • Fire Station 9: 69 NE 62 ST
  • Fire Station 10: 4101 NW 7 ST
  • Fire Station 11: 5920 W. FLAGLER ST
  • Fire Station 12: 1455 NW 46 ST
  • Fire Station 13: 990 NE 79 ST
  • Fire Station 14: 2119 S.W. 19 ST
  • MRC Building: 444 SW 2 AVE

Monetary Donations

The City is not accepting monetary donations, but here are some organizations that are:

Your FPL bill will be going down this summer – just a little…

Florida Power & Light Co.’s monthly bills will dip 30 cents this summer, from $99.87 to $99.57 for the typical residential customer.

The reduction is a “mid-course” correction by state regulators related to the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a news release from Florida’s Public Service Commission, which met Tuesday.

Read more… http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-fpl-bills-dip-20180606-story.html

Downtown Davie in the middle of a housing boom

With five projects either on the drawing board or in the final construction phase, Davie is in the middle of a housing boom

“We’re on the right path,” said Phillip R. Holste, Davie’s assistant town administrator and interim director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. “If you look at the downtown, we haven’t seen redevelopment like this in decades. It’s exciting to see the vision that’s been developed actually come to fruition.”

Read the complete article… http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/davie/fl-bz-davie-mixed-use-downtown-20180531-story.html

Will Trump Cut Social Security And Medicaid? Bernie Sanders …

Senator Bernie Sanders wants President Donald Trump to know that he reads Trump’s tweets—especially those with promises the president is breaking.

On Tuesday, Sanders took to the Senate floor to remind Trump about his tweeted vow to not cut social welfare programs—something that’s set to happen under the Republican tax reform plan.

Read More… http://www.newsweek.com/trump-tweets-social-security-medicare-bernie-sanders-736082