Florida News That Impacts You – September 23rd, 2022
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida. Gas prices continued lower through the weekend.
- Most of Florida, including all of South Florida, is within the cone of uncertainty for the potential impact of a hurricane next week. The National Hurricane Center’s cone of uncertainty shows the possibility for the impact of a possible category 2 hurricane impacting Tuesday into Wednesday. The current bias is for a potential landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, though that could change. As a reminder, typically the strongest quadrant of a hurricane is the northeast side, which would mean we’d likely experience a significant weather event on our coast if it were to directly impact southwest Florida.
- The statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.38 per gallon, flat with yesterday’s prices. In Southeast Florida prices range from an average low of $3.42 per gallon in Broward to an average high of $3.58 per gallon in the Palm Beaches.
- Florida’s weekly trend for daily COVID-19 cases continues to reach fresh 4+ month lows. With another day of fewer than 3,000 cases reported, the current trend is 2,648 daily cases, the lowest since April 19th.
- Governor DeSantis signed an executive order prohibiting governments within Florida from procuring technology and related services from companies or entities based in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria and Venezuela. Additionally, the governor signed an executive action banning those countries from purchasing agricultural land within Florida, or any land within proximity to Florida’s military bases. Florida’s universities are also prohibited from receiving gifts from any of those countries as well.