Bridges – March 4, 2016

May 20, 2016 Volume 23, No. 10

County Holds Hurricane Preparedness Exercise

In preparation for the 2016 hurricane season, Broward County agencies and community response partners participated in an emergency simulation exercise on Thursday at the County’s Emergency Operations Center in Plantation.  The fictitious "Hurricane Kimo" allowed emergency officials and non-profit partners to react in real time to the challenges faced by a destructive hurricane with a large impact to South Florida. The local exercise is part of a statewide exercise during Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 15-21. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.  Residents and businesses are advised that now is the time to evaluate your hurricane and all hazard emergency plans. The County’s hurricane website contains plenty of important information so you can be prepared, and know what to do in an emergency.

Regional Partnership Formed to Conserve Water

Broward County Water and Wastewater Services and the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department have formed a partnership that will utilize reclaimed water and conserve drinking water supplies in South Florida.  This water saving project will expand the County’s North Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant to reuse 16 million more gallons of water a day, improve the infrastructure in the North Springs Improvement District, and expand the reclaiming system in northern Broward and southern Palm Beach Counties. More...

County Receives Grant to Assist the Homeless

The Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership has been awarded grants of more than $8 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the 2015 HUD Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.  The CoC award is in support of goals in the County's "A Way Home" Plan to End Homelessness, and will fund 18 renewal initiatives and one new project providing Supportive Services, Homeless Management Information System Support, CoC Planning, Transitional Housing, Rapid Rehousing, and Permanent Supportive Housing. More...

Bridge Resurfacing in West Broward

The County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be resurfacing the bridge over the C-2 Canal on West Broward Boulevard west of Pine Island Road, Plantation on Saturday, May 21st.  Barring unforeseen conditions or weather delays, the project will be completed prior to rush hour on Monday, May 23rd. Activities will include milling and paving of all traffic lanes, and re-striping.  Drivers on the east and west bound sides of West Broward Boulevard should anticipate lane closures.  More...

County Offices Closing for Memorial Day

County governmental offices will close on Monday, May 30th, in observance of the Memorial Day national holiday. Many online services such as ePay are still available at Broward.org. Exceptions include all County regional and neighborhood parks, nature centers, and natural areas (with the exception of Deerfield Island Park and the Markham Park Target Range).Broward County Transit will run on a Sunday schedule. More...

Port Container Terminals Prepared for New Weight Requirements

Ahead of new international weight verification requirements that go into effect on July 1st, terminal operators at Broward County's Port Everglades are already equipped to help shippers handle the new regulations. Certified scales are available at several locations throughout the Port to weigh export containers. Ocean shippers are encouraged to confirm availability and fees with their contracted marine terminal operators for compliance with the new verified gross mass requirements. More...

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Did you know that there is art in our Parks? For the past several years the exhibit hall at the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood has hosted monthly Gallery Exhibits featuring the work of South Florida artists in media such as painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and fiber. This month, in conjunction with the Parks 20th anniversary celebration, visitors can enjoy TropicAllusion: Sketches by Ry Nielsen, a Hollywood-based artist best known for his clay art. More...

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