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FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Portions of Big Bend... FLOOD WATCH for Portions of the Suwannee Valley and Nature Coast... Widespread Heavy Rainfall Forecast for Today and into Tonight... Widespread Totals of up to 6 Inches Possible... Even Higher Amounts Expected in Isolated Areas...

Updated 10:00 am EDT Sunday

A near stationary front draped across North Florida combined with an area of low pressure moving northeastward out of the Gulf across the Eastern Big Bend and Suwannee Valley today and tonight will provide another round of drenching rain to areas across North and West Central Florida. For this reason a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Dixie, Taylor, and Lafayette counties through this evening. A Flood Watch is in effect for Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Gilchrist, Alachua, and Marion counties until 8 am EDT Monday. In West Central Florida, a Flood Watch is also in effect for Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Levy, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.

Areas within these watches have already experienced saturating rainfall the past few days and additional rainfall will only exacerbate soil conditions leading to ponding of water, isolated street and urban flooding, particularly in Dixie, Taylor, Layfayette and Hillsbourgh counties where a Flood Warning is in effect through this evening. A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Floridians within these watch and warning areas are reminded to turn around if you encounter a flooded roadway as just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.

In The Panhandle, East Central, and South Florida scattered showers and storms are also forecast to develop during the day. However, showers and storms across these regions should begin to weaken after sunset and slowly come to an end by the late evening hours.

Widespread totals of up to an inch are forecast for the remainder of the state, with locally higher amounts possible. Please report any flooding to local law enforcement. Some of these storms may become strong to severe, with the greatest threats being gusty winds, frequent lightning, and flooding.

Flood IconRiver Flood warnings are in effect for several rivers across the west-central Florida that are in minor flood stage. The Steinhatchee River near US 19 is forecast to reach moderate flood stage at 15.7 feet by tomorrow morning with additional rises possible. You can find the latest river gage readings and river forecasts at the Southeast River Forecast Center’s website here.

Breezy onshore winds throughout the day and wave heights around 3 feet will cause a high risk of rip currents for West Coast beaches from Pinellas to Lee County and in Franklin County in the Florida Big Bend. There is a moderate risk of rip currents elsewhere across the Panhandle and along the Northeast and East Central Florida coasts. A low risk of rip currents is forecast for the rest of the state. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach patrol or beach warning flags for the latest surf conditions before entering the water. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

No tropical development is forecast over the next 5 days. For more information on the tropics please visit the National Hurricane Center website here.

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National Weather Service

Notice of Public Meeting

~Invitation to RFP-DEM-14-15-043
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: August 3, 2015, 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-14-15-043) 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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