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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:


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Current Situation and Weather Update

Showers and Thunderstorms Forecast for the Panhandle Today...Some May Become Strong to Severe with Lightning, Gusty Winds, Hail, and Locally Heavy Rainfall the Main Threats...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents for Panhandle and East Central Florida Beaches...

Updated 8:10 AM EDT Thursday

A complex of showers and thunderstorms formed just west of Mobile early this morning and is expected to spread eastward into the Panhandle throughout the day. Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected across most of the Panhandle beginning around midmorning, with isolated to scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two with the seabreeze across the Peninsula this afternoon. Some of the storms across the Panhandle may be strong to severe, with the greatest threats being gusty winds, lightning, hail, and locally heavy rainfall. The Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of the northern Western Panhandle in a Marginal Risk for severe weather today. These showers and thunderstorms are forecast to gradually dissipate throughout this evening and overnight. Some fog may develop across the Peninsula overnight tonight.

High temperatures are forecast to range from the upper 70s across the Florida Keys to the upper 80s across inland Central Florida and Northeast Florida. Overnight lows are forecast to range from the mid 60s across Northeast Florida to the mid 70s across Southeast Florida and the Florida Keys.

A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast today for the Panhandle and Big Bend from Escambia County to Franklin County and for the East Central Florida Coast from Volusia County to Martin 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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