Treasure Coast Rabies Advisory

Jul 14, 2015

There's a rabies advisory for St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties. This alert is for a response to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies on June 19th after it attacked two domestic dogs. Here's an interview with Arlease Hall from the St. Lucie County Health Department. 

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Meteorologist Jeff Huffman explores the dry conditions affecting much of the state. Check drought conditions in your area by clicking HERE.

  This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about (cough cough) wildfires. Last month, the Florida Forest Service responded to 23 in our three counties. Sixteen were caused by lightning strikes. Some threw off lots of smoke. Less rainfall than normal this time of year was to blame. The most acreage burned was in Martin County’s Jones/Hungryland Wildlife Environmental area. One third of Florida’s population now live in places where structures are vulnerable to wildfires.

Arts Matter

Jul 10, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Barbara Hoffman, Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

The council will present their Summerfest concert, featuring musicians and soloists from around the world joined by the musicians of the Symphony of the Americas, on Thursday, August 6 at Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church in Vero Beach.

For more information about the Cultural Council of Indian River County click here:

St. Lucie County has a new notification system

Jul 9, 2015

St. Lucie County wants all residences to sign up for their new emergency notification system. Code Red notifies all residence whenever there is an emergency through cell phone, home phone or e-mail. Click here to register.   

Indian River County has a new system for alerting residents to emergency situations in the county.  You can sign up by clicking HERE.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about a one-time lifeguard honored for his contributions to water safety.  More than 30 years ago, Vero Beach orthopedic surgeon Peter Wernicki watched over swimmers on the Jersey Shore.  Since then, he has pursued a second career devoted to preventing drownings.  Recently Wernicki, 56, received the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s 2015 Paragon Award.  Under his leadership, the American Red Cross and the U.S.

Sail Away To Goombay

Jul 3, 2015

Drew Mello talks with Michelle Eastman, Event Specialist for the Martin Health Foundation.

The foundation’s annual Goombay Bash, a fundraiser for infant, pediatric and family programs at Martin Health will take place on Saturday, July 18 at Sandsprit Park in Stuart.

For more information on the Goombay Bash click here:

To combat distracted driving crashes in Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation and GEICO Insurance have teamed up by designating Florida's highway rest areas, service plazas and welcome centers as Safe Phone Zones.

June is Flood Awareness Month in South Florida

Jun 29, 2015

For Flood Awareness Month in South Florida, Randy Smith from the South Florida Water Management District talks about safety tips.