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A Lingering Frontal Boundary Will Lead To Mostly Cloudy Skies And Elevated Rain Chances Today and Tonight Across North and Central Florida...Partly Sunny Skies and decreased rain Chances are Forecast Across the Southern Peninsula...There Is A Moderate Risk Of Rip Currents Along Some Panhandle Beaches...

Updated 9:00 AM EST Monday December 22, 2014

North Florida and Central Florida: A lingering frontal boundary draped across North Florida will lift northward into South Georgia today. This will create another dreary day across North and Central Florida with scattered showers and storms forming along and near the front. Rain chances remain elevated today in the 60% to 80% range across North Florida decreasing to a 40% to 50% chance in Central Florida. Expect storms to be more scattered with coverage diminishing as the day wears on across the Big Bend, Northeast, and Central Florida. Thus rain chances will lessen during the overnight hours when the front has pushed further northward, but still remain elevated into the overnight hours in the 40% to 60% range.

Across the Western Panhandle, a marginal threat for severe weather is forecast by the Storm Prediction Center as atmospheric conditions will allow for slightly stronger to severe thunderstorms to form. The main threat being gusty winds, frequent lightning, heavy downpours, and the chance for an isolated tornado cannot be completely ruled out.

South-Central & South Florida: Strong high pressure over the Caribbean combined with southerly flow bringing drier air into South Florida will keep rain chance below or at 20% across the Southern Peninsula today. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with warm and muggy conditions in the forecast today and tonight.

Increased wave heights from a frontal boundary draped across the Gulf and North Florida will create a moderate risk of rip currents across East-Central Florida in addition to the Florida Panhandle coast. Elsewhere a general low risk of rip currents is forecast. 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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Madison County Becomes Smallest In the Country To Earn Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Certification

Madison County Emergency Management earned nationally recognized certification through the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), becoming the seventh Florida county and the smallest county in the country to earn the coveted distinction.

“EMAP offers a common preparedness standard for a community to protect its residents and visitors,” said Director Koon. “Madison County is by far the smallest in the country to earn EMAP accreditation. Their success in meeting the accreditation standards shows that communities of all sizes have the opportunity to participate and gain tremendous benefit from this program.”

The EMAP process evaluates emergency management programs on compliance with requirements in sixteen functional areas, which include: planning; resource management; training; exercises, evaluations, and corrective actions; and communications and warning.

EMAP is the only accreditation process for emergency management programs. 

Madison County Becomes Smallest In the Country To Earn Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Certification

JIC Update On Preparedness

State Surgeon General: Florida Hospitals Are Prepared For Ebola

~160 Florida Hospitals Have Completed Ebola-Specific Training~

December 10, 2014 - Upon the release of the Center for Disease Control’s list of 36 hospitals the federal government deemed “Ebola Ready,” the Florida Department of Health today reaffirmed that all Florida hospitals are prepared to treat a patient with Ebola. Beginning in October, Florida hospitals were asked by the state to establish mandatory Ebola training programs to protect healthcare professionals. To date, 160 of 210 hospitals from every region of the state have completed this training.

State Surgeon General: Florida Hospitals Are Prepared For Ebola

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