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Current Situation and Weather Update

...Flash Flood Watch For Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties...Scattered To Numerous Showers And Storms Today And Tonight Statewide...Isolated Storms With The Possibility Of Producing Frequent Lightning, Gusty Winds, and Heavy Downpours...Moderate Risk Of Rip Currents At Some Florida Beaches...

Updated 8:30 am EDT Saturday April 18

High moisture levels combined with seabreezes and a warm front in the vicinity will lead to another day of scattered showers and isolated storms, with the best coverage across the Panhandle and across the interior and western Peninsula. Some storms across the state could become strong today and tonight with frequent lightning and gusty winds. There is also a concern for flooding as several days of heavy rains have saturated soils across the Panhandle and in isolated locations across the Peninsula. Showers and storms this afternoon and evening could contain heavy rain rates that will only exacerbate these conditions. Flooding of low-lying roads, poor drainage, and urban areas is possible today and tonight. For this reason a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Sunday evening for Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties. Other locations across the state should monitor weather conditions throughout the day in case further flood watches or warnings are issued for your location and always remember to turn around if you encounter a flooded roadway.

Tonight, showers and storms that develop along the Peninsula will slowly wind-down after sunset; however, rain chances will remain elevated through the overnight hours along the Panhandle. Lingering moisture from the rain will allow for patchy fog to form across North and Central Florida overnight. Residents in these areas should use caution during their early morning commutes tomorrow as rapid changes in visibility could occur.

A northeast swell will produce a moderate risk of rip currents at Northeast and East-central Florida beaches today. In addition, elevated wave heights combined with onshore winds will produce a moderate risk of rip currents at Panhandle beaches today from Escambia to Franklin County. A general low risk of rip currents is forecast elsewhere across the state. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and not to enter the surf above your knees. Always Heed the advice of ocean rescue personnel and swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

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Notice of Public Meeting

~Invitation to Bid ITB-DEM-14-15-042
Radiation Dose Rate Measurement Instrument~

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

Date and Time: April 20, 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 Invitation to Bid (ITB-DEM-14-15-042) for Radiation Dose Rate Measurement Instrument.

For more information, contact Tara Walters, Procurement Officer.

Notice of Public Meeting

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