Miami Beach Residents Concerned Over Standing Water

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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Residents of Miami Beach are concerned over the amounts of standing water seen around town on Monday morning.

The areas of concern formed during a weekend full of rain thanks to the passing storms that were part of Tropical Depression Nine, which passed to the south of Florida.

The storm is now in the Gulf of Mexico but its forecast to make a sharp turn back to the east and impact the west coast of Florida later in the week.

With the Zika virus front and center on the minds of many South Floridians, any contributing factor is going to be a cause for concern. That is especially true in any area that has been considered a Zika hot zone.

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Late Monday afternoon, the Florida Department of Health announced one new non-travel related case in Miami Beach.

Gov. Rick Scott was on the move Monday, holding two Zika round tables.

“The news today is we have one more non-travel related case in the Miami Beach area,” Scott said. “We have no other non-travel cases in the state today and no travel cases today in the state.”

The total of locally transmitted cases is up to 43 – all linked to either Wynwood or Miami Beach.

The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens have announced that they will be closed for the next two to three days so the city and county can inspect the property and treat for mosquitoes.

Monday night at 6 p.m. Florida State Representative David Richardson is hosting a town hall meeting in Miami Beach to discuss the Zika public health crisis in the community.

Also at the meeting will be Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip and Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales.

This will take place at the Waverly Condominium Community Room located at 1330 West Avenue in Miami Beach.

Click here for more information on the Zika virus or here for more Zika-related stories.

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