Friday September 4, 2020

If you’re like many native Floridians, you’re not afraid of a little hurricane. In fact, instead of preparing for them, we sometimes throw parties. Nevertheless, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) have proclaimed September as Florida Preparedness Month to highlight the critical need for Florida residents and visitors to be aware of, and prepare for natural and man-made hazards. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season lasts until November 30. FDEM encourages every family and business to develop their disaster plans and always keep a stocked disaster supply kit, with enough supplies to last at least seven days. A disaster supply kit checklist is available to download here. Floridians can develop their disaster plan specific for their family’s needs on the Division’s website here.  To view Governor DeSantis’ proclamation for Florida Preparedness Month, please click here.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is searching for Rondha Paul. Paul has no last known address on record. She has a felony warrant for violation of probation, burglary and grand theft. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Rondha Paul contact Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County.

Its no secret that housing in Hendry County has been an issue for quite some time now. With the Airglades Airport project pending completion in the next couple of years, housing in Clewiston and in LaBelle is likely to be scarcer than ever to local residents. But not for long. Believe it or not, good things are on the horizon for the county. Recently, we spoke with Clewiston City Manager Randy Martin regarding the housing shortage. He says, there are plans to erect some residential properties in Clewiston. Its not just Eastern Hendry, though. Alexis Crespo, LaBelle City Planner, says the city is also revitalizing the housing market and the city is talking about some other business developments for the near future. No word yet on an anticipated completion date for these projects.

Hendry County will be spraying for mosquitoes over Pioneer Plantation and LaDeca, today if the weather holds up.  Saturday, September 5th, Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th will serve as make-up days. The County will continue to spray if necessary to control the mosquito population. The spray, or insecticide, they use to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida.  This operation will be conducted by Clarke. If you have questions concerning this operation, please call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The Florida Department of Health is notifying the public, that the state had the twenty-second straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases. As of yesterday’s report, there are 3,571 new positive COVID-19 cases and 149 reported deaths. Hendry County gained 2 additional positive cases since yesterdays report. Glades County has not shown any overnight increases in positivity rates, but did lose an additional resident. To date, there are a total of 637,013 Florida cases with 11,650 deaths related to COVID-19.