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Current Situation and Weather Update

...Showers were moving across the Peninsula this morning. Showers will continue throughout the day...There is a high risk for rip currents along the east coast of South Florida and a moderate risk for rip currents for the Big Bend and Panhandle...There is a low fire risk across Florida...Rain chances in the Panhandle and Big Bend will decrease by the evening hours...

Updated 8:35 A.M. EST Wednesday

This morning, rainfall was overspreading the Peninsula from west to east. By midday, most areas across the state will be seeing rainfall. Despite a widespread 1” of rainfall that is likely over Central and South Florida, flooding will not be a concern due to the recent drought conditions. Across the Panhandle, the rainfall will be more scattered. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible across the state. With the cloudy skies, temperatures statewide will remain in the low to mid-70s.

Tonight, the Panhandle will begin to dry out as the storm system moves east. Showers will remain over the Peninsula through at least the first half of tomorrow. Skies tonight will be mostly cloudy to cloudy with lows in the 60s.

There is a low fire weather threat across the the state of Florida. Steady rainfall with only isolated thunderstorms will keep humidity levels high and fuels damp. Hendry and Glades counties continue to have burn bans in effect. For fire safety tips, visit

A high risk for rip currents is forecast for the east coast of South Florida, primarily due to increasing winds and surf heights. A moderate risk for rip currents is forecast for the Panhandle and Big Bend beaches. A low risk of rip currents is expected at all other Florida beaches today. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, do not panic; swim left or right parallel to the shoreline until free from the current, then swim at an angle towards the shore. Remember, “Don’t Fight...Swim Left or Right”.

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Notice of Public Meeting

~Request for Proposal RFP-DEM-16-17-048
Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program~

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

Date and Time: April 7, at 2:30 p.m..
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 Request for Proposal (RFP-DEM-16-17-048) for Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program.

The Division reserves the right to issue amendments, addenda, and changes to the timeline and specifically to the meeting notice listed above. The Division will post notice of any changes or additional meetings within the Vendor Bid System (VBS) in accordance with section 287.042(3), Florida Statutes, and will not re-advertise notice in the Florida Administrative Review (FAR).  Access the VBS at:

For more information, contact Tara Walters, Procurement Officer.

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