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"511" Statewide Service

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

High Risk of Rip Currents Across Parts of the Panhandle... Scattered to Widespread Showers and Thunderstorms Expected Statewide Today... Gusty Winds and Frequent Lightning Possible...

Updated 9:00 am EDT Wednesday

Central and South Florida: High pressure over southern portions of the state will give-way to another typical summer day across Central and South Florida. Expect showers and storms to originate near the coast during the afternoon and push inland through the evening hours. Storms will likely be more widespread in coverage across Central Florida and congregate across the interior and gulf regions of South Florida. All rain should generally come to an end across inland locations between 10 and 11pm, with a few coastal showers lingering during the overnight hours.

North Florida: Seabreeze showers and storms will be the main driver for rain today. However, increased moisture will allow storms to form near the coast during the late morning hours and push northward and westward throughout the day. While the overall severe weather threat is much lower than yesterday, some storms could become strong again this afternoon.

The main threat associated with storms today will be frequent lightning and gusty winds between 40 to 50mph.

Strong southwesterly winds will create a high risk of rip currents along Panhandle beaches from Escambia County to Okaloosa County and a moderate risk of rip currents from Walton to Franklin County. A low risk of rip currents is forecast for the rest of the state. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach patrol or beach warning flags for the latest surf conditions before entering the water. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

No new tropical cyclones are expected to develop during the next 5 days. For more information on the tropics please visit the National Hurricane Center website here.

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What They Are Saying… Emergency Management Leaders Applaud Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget

Governor Scott signed the KEEP FLORIDA WORKING budget, which includes a $4.5 million investment to develop a statewide emergency alert notification system. This system will protect lives and reduce National Flood Insurance Policy (NFIP) premiums by $47 million across the state.

The new system will reduce premiums paid by NFIP policyholders, through the NFIP Community Ratings System (CRS). CRS is a points-based program, which allows enrolled communities to earn reduced flood insurance premiums.  Communities earning 500 points in CRS will be rewarded with a 5% savings to policyholders. The new statewide notification system will provide CRS communities with 395 of the required 500 points.

FDEM Director Bryan Koon said, “The statewide emergency notification system will allow a uniform method for delivering immediate information needed to save lives. The system is also a unique opportunity to use a relatively small investment to return ten times that amount in flood insurance savings to the people of Florida.”

Emergency Management Leaders Applaud Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget

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