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Current Situation and Weather Update

Numerous Showers and Storms Expected Today in the Panhandle and Big Bend...With Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Expected Elsewhere...Some Storms Could Produce Heavy Downpours, Gusty Winds and Frequent Lightning...Heat Index Values In The 100-105 Degree Range For Many Areas Of The Peninsula...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents Along Panhandle beaches...Tropical Cyclone Activity Not Expected Over the Next Five Days...

Updated 8:50 A.M. EDT Tuesday

A weak low pressure over the north central Gulf of Mexico will bring an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms for the Florida Panhandle and areas west of Tallahassee. There is a 30-40% chance of showers and thunderstorms for the Peninsula this afternoon due to the onshore winds triggering storms along the sea breezes. Some storms may become severe, with the main threats being frequent lightning, heavy downpours, small hail, and 60 mph winds.

Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be around 5-15 mph in most areas. Tonight expect a 30-400% chance of showers and thunderstorms along the coast.

High temperatures will range from the upper 80s in South Florida and the Keys to the lower to mid 90s in North and Central Florida. Heat index values are forecast to be in the 100-105 range for many areas of the Peninsula, with locally higher values possible. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. To stay safe from heat related illnesses, limit strenuous outdoor activities, wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade as much as possible. NEVER leave children, persons with disabilities or pets in a car without an adult. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The phrase “Look Before You Lock” could save lives.

A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast for Panhandle beaches. 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.

Tropical cyclone activity is not expected within the next 5 days. For more information from the National Hurricane Center, click here.

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Notice of Public Meeting

~Invitation to Bid #ITB-DEM-16-17-005
FDEM Logistics Support Trailer Retrofit~

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

Date and Time: August 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Place: William E. Sadowski Office Building
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.
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-16-17-005) for FDEM Logistics Support Trailer Retrofit.

For more information, contact Kara Nevin, Procurement Officer.

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