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Take a look at the logo and read the first sentence of their blog post: "What if you could be the captain of your own ship"?


The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is the division of the United States' NOAA/National Weather Service responsible for tracking and predicting tropical weather systems between the Prime Meridian and the 140th meridian west poleward to the 30th parallel north in the northeast Pacific Ocean and the 31st parallel north in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The agency, which is co-located with the Miami branch of the National Weather Service, is situated on the campus of Florida International University in University Park, Florida.

The NHC's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) routinely issues marine forecasts, in the form of graphics and high seas forecasts year round, with the Ocean Prediction Center having backup responsibility for this unit. The Technology and Science Branch (TSB) provides technical support for the center, which includes new infusions of technology from abroad. The Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes (CARCAH) unit tasks planes, for research and operational purposes, to tropical cyclones during the Atlantic hurricane season and significant weather events, including snow storms, during winter and spring. Research to improve operational forecasts is done through the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) and Joint Hurricane Test Bed (JHT) initiatives. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



While Tamarac’s regular Fourth of July celebrations are canceled this year, the City is hosting a patriotic yard decorating contest to celebrate the holiday and showcase community spirit. Residents are encouraged to decorate their front yards, take a photo and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TamaracsMostPatrioticYard. They are also asked to post photos in the comment section of the Tamarac Parks and Recreation Facebook page post about the contest. Two winners will be chosen based on overall aesthetics, originality and effort. Winners will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card. The deadline to submit photos is Friday, July 3. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 7.

Effective today, Broward County requires retail stores and restaurants to post signs outlining social distancing and facial covering requirements through Emergency Order 20-17. Also, facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and indoor movie theaters can open in Broward County, with restrictions, according to Emergency Order 20-15. Pari-mutuel facilities were allowed to reopen on June 12 through Emergency Order 20-16. These orders and the required signs are available at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/Pages/EmergencyOrders.aspx. (Source: www.tamarac.org)




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