Orlando Health will not bill any victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The hospital announced yesterday they will absorb the estimated $5 million dollar cost and look at other methods of repayment that could include insurance, state, federal and private funds. Orlando Health will also look into disability insurance, Florida’s crime victim compensation program, Medicaid and charity care.
A new poll from St Leo University shows we’re becoming more concerned about the Zika virus. Predictions are for around 400 cases in the state by mid-September. Cooler weather after that should help shrink the mosquito population and the number of cases. Do you have questions about exactly what Zika is and what the symptoms might be? Check here for more information on Zika and how to keep your family safe.
It’s still called 99L for now, but the tropical system forecasters are continuing to track is getting better organized. Right now it’s about 200 miles northwest of Puerto Rico with gale force winds. There’s a chance as it moves over the Bahamas this weekend that could develop into our next named storm and possibly make a northern turn when it passes over south Florida and move up the Florida coast. You can check for daily updates in the Dove Hurricane Guide, and hear from 10 News and Stormtracker Ten’s Bobby Deskins on what this storm could do.
Busch Gardens had a chance to let one of the newest residents meet park guests yesterday. A baby hyena named ‘Mandazi’ was born back in April to mom Taziki. You can see them both in the Edge of Africa area of Busch Gardens, or on the Heart of Africa tour. Photo is courtesy of Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay.