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Zika Virus Information - What do you really know?

Zika fever is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. It has been identified in several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean since 2015. Outbreaks have previously been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Local transmission has also been reported in Puerto Rico. Cases of Zika fever have been reported in travelers returning to the United States.

Information on Limited Local Transmissions - Florida has confirmed local transmissions of Zika virus are occurring in two small areas in Miami-Dade County. Area One is a small, less than one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County, just north of downtown. The exact location is within the boundaries of the following area: NW 5th Avenue to the west, US 1 to the east, NW/NE 38th Street to the north and NW/NE 20th Street to the south. The department has cleared three portions within the one-square mile as no additional people tested positive in those areas. See Map 1 below. Shaded areas within the map indicate cleared areas.

Area Two is a less-than 1.5 square mile area in Miami Beach within the boundaries of 8th and 28th streets. Map 2 below indicates the impacted area in Miami Beach. Florida’s small case cluster is not considered widespread transmission. If the department identifies additional areas of concern, we will notify the media and the public immediately. 

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Hurricane Season is Here, Are You Prepared?

Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30. The time to prepare your Hurricane Plan is now! The Broward County Hurricane Preparedness Guide provides several pages of valuable information to help you before, during and after the storm. Click here for the Hurricane Preparedness Guide. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Broward County Emergency Management Division
Phone: 954.831.3901
Email: eoctraining@broward.org


Emergency Preparedness for Residents at Risk

Click here for emergency preparedness instructions for those residents with health risks or disabilities. Following these simple steps will help keep you ahead of the storm. 

FEMA Public Notice

Click here for information regarding FEMA's notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Irma.


All citizens are encouraged to sign up for the AlertDFB Emergency Notification System. AlertDFB allows officials to deliver prerecorded telephone notification/information about natural disasters and other emergencies such as: Drinking water contamination, bomb threats, and other life-threatening situations. Click her to sign up for AlertDFB.

Are You Connected to the City of Deerfield Beach?

Do you have the A to Z Guide of Phone Numbers? This is a list of every city phone number. There is also a list of Hurricane Preparedness contacts that include the phone numbers to Pet-Friendly Shelters and Broward Emergency Management.