Apparently, the mosquito borne illness has made a comeback. There have been a feew other cases of mosquito borne illnesses this year, and there have been larger numbers of people from Haiti dying due to Cholera. Things could get worse, but then again, things aren't particularly bad out now.
We were talking with one of the plant people at the University's Gardens about why they were selling a plant that said it is for zones 10 and 11, when we are in zone 9b. She said we have the heat of zone 10, but occasionally we get the cold of zone 8. She thought that we would eventually get reclassified as zone 10. I am not too sure about our planting zone changing.