The SoFlo Scoop: Low water supply; Gorillaz in Miami; Port of Miami rakes in cash

2017-04-19T21:14:46+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Roundups|

Good Evening South Florida! Today is Wednesday April 19. Miami has a high of 80 and a low of 72 while Key West has a high of 80 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will has a high of 81 and a low of 72, while Naples will have a high of 87 and a low of 66, with some showers. Time to get smart fast:

  • South Florida Water Management officials issued a water shortage warning for South Florida on Tuesday. Many homes and businesses are currently only allowed to water their lawns twice a week, but the rules are going to be “a lot stricter” if dry conditions persist, said Alan Garcia, the director of Broward County Water and Wastewater Services. Sun Sentinel
  • South Floridians will have their first chance to see the British rock band, the Gorillaz, in their first North American tour in over seven years. Tickets for the III Points Festival, in October, will range from $111 for general admission to $245 for VIP. Sun Sentinel
  • PetSmart Inc. announced on Tuesday that it would be acquiring the Dania Beach-based online pet food company, Chewy. The details of the transaction has not been disclosed, but completion of the deal will not be effective until the end of PetSmart second fiscal quarter. South Florida Business Journal
  • A security incident grounded a flight at Key West International Airport on Tuesday morning, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s officials. The plane was supposed to leave Key West at 7 a.m. and arrive in Atlanta at 9:45 a.m., according to the airline’s website. Naples Daily News/AP
  •  Port of Miami produces to most income for Florida, according to a new study commissioned by the port. Over 100,000 jobs and $12 billion have been added in the last fiscal year by the entity alone. In the future, Mayor Carlos Gimenez thinks that there will be more cargo, trade, cruise passengers and jobs further boosting the ecomomy. Local 10

–Kanane Chatila and Nyamekye Daniel, South Florida News Service