Broward County 311 Performs Valuable Service to Residents


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Last year, the Office of Public Communications' Call Center Specialists received and responded to 375,000 resident calls. That is an average of about 31,000 calls per month, or 7,200 calls per week. Of these calls, 53 percent are answered in less than 24 seconds. Now that’s something to be proud of!  More...

Prepare Yourself “Mentally” this Hurricane Season


Some may consider the annual ritual of talking about emergency preparedness b-o-r-i-n-g! Considering that South Florida has not been directly affected by a major storm since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the dangers of  complacency are real, but the need to be prepared is important and not just media hype.

It is now May (already) and Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 25-31, precedes the start of the 2014 Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. So, once again, it’s time to pull out and dust off your family’s hurricane plan as we are reminded each year that no matter what the forecast is for number of hurricanes,“it only takes one.”  More...

Broward County Has 10 Billion Reasons to Love Tourists During National Travel and Tourism Week, May 4 – 10

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The $10.6 billion injected into the Broward economy by the destination’s 13.4 million tourists last year goes to the direct benefit of all local residents – the friends, family and neighbors of all of us who make Broward County one of the most sought-after places to visit in Florida.

Our tourism success is largely Floridians helping Floridians, with 30 percent of all domestic visitors coming from Florida, mostly Tampa, the tri-county market of Orlando, and Broward's backyard market. The rest come from New York, 11 percent; New Jersey and Georgia, 6 percent each; Pennsylvania, 5 percent; Connecticut 4 percent; Illinois, California, Virginia and Colorado, 3 percent each; and other states, 24 percent. More...

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