Tampa Purchases Additional Mosquito Dunks in Anticipation of Heavy Rain

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"Our residents safety is our number one priority," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “With expected heavy rains comes standing water and we’re working around the clock to prevent the Zika Virus from coming to  Tampa, if that means purchasing an additional 10,000 dunks, we will do just that.

"In advance of the storm, please take additional precaution to protect yourself and your family."

Sign up for Alert Tampa, the city’s official emergency alert system, to receive time sensitive notifications which will be sent directly to your email, cell phone, and in some cases, home phone.  Alert Tampa will provide you the official information you can use to keep your business, your home, and your family safe.  To sign up today, visit our website at  tampagov.net/alerttampa or call (813) 231-6184. 

Residents should also stay tuned to local television and radio stations for more information.

For additional information, please contact:
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262