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"511" Statewide Service

By calling one number, 511, motorists everywhere in the state can find out about construction updates, lane closures, traffic incidents, severe weather reports and Amber Alerts for child abductions.  For more information about this new statewide service, please click on:

http://www.fl511.com/

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Hurricane Recovery

Long-Term Hurricane Recovery:
Creating a Vision for the Future

 

 

 


Current Situation and Weather Update

Isolated to Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Forecast for Most of the State Today...Mostly to Partly Sunny Skies Otherwise Expected...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents for the Panhandle and East Central Florida...

Updated 10:05 AM EDT Monday

The cold front in the south central U.S. continues its slow approach toward Florida, and additional moisture is moving into the state ahead of it. In Northwest Florida, scattered showers and storms are expected to move into the region this afternoon and evening as the aforementioned cold front moves closer to the area. One or two strong to marginally severe storms with gusty winds cannot be ruled out there. Isolated afternoon showers and storms are possible elsewhere across the state today. The best chances are along interior portions of the Peninsula and inland portions of the eastern half of the Panhandle. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies in North Florida and mostly sunny skies elsewhere. High temperatures today will range from the lower to mid 80s along the coast, to the mid to upper 80s inland. With summer-like temperatures beginning to creep into the forecast, please remember to stay hydrated and wear light, loose-fitting clothing when working outside. Seek immediate medical attention if a heat-related illness is suspected.

Tonight, expect scattered showers and storms to continue in Northwest Florida as the front moves even closer to the region. Activity elsewhere in Florida is expected to dissipate by midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies are expected statewide. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s in North and Central Florida, and in the mid to upper 70s in South Florida.

A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast today for Panhandle beaches from Escambia County to Franklin County and for East Coast beaches from Volusia County to Miami-Dade County. A low risk of rip currents is expected for all other beaches in Florida today. Rip currents can still occur on low risk days. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard.


National Weather Service

FDEM Selects Everbridge To Develop New Statewide Emergency Notification System, ALERTFLORIDA

~System to Provide Users with Location-Based, Event-Specific Life-Safety Messaging ~

The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced the selection of Everbridge as the service provider for the development and implementation of AlertFlorida, a landmark initiative which will provide statewide emergency alert and notification services to all Florida residents, businesses and visitors.

"Ensuring the safety of all Floridians is the Division's top priority," said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. "The selection of Everbridge as the AlertFlorida vendor marks a milestone toward providing the State's Emergency Managers with a standardized system to communicate critical emergency information to every resident, business and visitor in Florida."

AlertFlorida services are currently being implemented in several counties during an initial phase, with additional deployment phases continuing throughout 2016. The system also provides automated notifications of flash floods, tornadoes, and other watches & warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

FDEM Selects Everbridge To Develop New Statewide Emergency Notification System, ALERTFLORIDA

Notice of Public Meeting

~Invitation to RFP-DEM-15-16-066
Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program, Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP)~

The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

Date and Time: May 5, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
Place: William E. Sadowski Office Building
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd,
Room 120L
Tallahassee, FL 32399

General Subject Matter to be considered: In accordance with the timeframe set forth in section 120.525, Florida Statutes, a Public Opening is hereby noticed within the timeline for the Request for Proposal (RFP-DEM-15-16-066) for Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program, Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP).

For more information, contact Tara Walters, Procurement Officer.

Notice of Public Meeting

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NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Radio NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office . NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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