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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:


Hurricane Recovery

Long-Term Hurricane Recovery:
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Current Situation and Weather Update

Sunny and Warm Conditions Continue for Much of the State Today...Rain Chances Increasing for the Western Panhandle...Patchy to Locally Dense Fog Expected This Morning and Again Tonight/Early Tomorrow Morning...Sea Fog Present Along the Gulf Coast Today...Moderate Rip Current Risk For East Central, Southeast and Panhandle Coast Beaches...

Updated 8:35 am EST Wednesday March 4

Cloud cover and rain chances will begin to increase today across Northwest Florida ahead of an approaching cold front stretched from Maine to Texas. Although the majority of the rain will hold off until Thursday, a few scattered showers will be possible over the Florida Panhandle today and tonight. Otherwise, the Florida Big Bend and the Florida Peninsula will be rain-free today with partly cloudy skies appearing after morning fog lifts.

Temperatures will continue to be above normal statewide today with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s for most areas, although a few locations along the Panhandle coast may only reach the low to mid 70s today with a brisk onshore wind and local sea fog limiting the sunlight.

Mild overnight lows in the 60s and 70s can be expected again tonight which will once again lead to the development of widespread patchy to dense fog after sunset. Should you encounter fog on your early morning commute remember to slow down, leave extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you, use your low-beam headlights and avoid driving distractions such as mobile devices.

South to southeast winds and increasing ocean swells will result in a moderate risk for rip currents at East Central, Southeast Florida and Florida Panhandle beaches today. A general low risk of rip currents is forecast for Northeast Florida and the remainder of the Gulf Coast. 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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National Weather Service

Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

~Implementation of New Statewide Emergency Alert Notification System is Top Priority~

Governor Scott's KEEP FLORIDA WORKING budget will make important investments to protect families, visitors and businesses, along with implementing a new statewide emergency alert notification system.

Governor Scott said, "By making investments in Florida's disaster preparedness, we are working to ensure that every family in our state has the resources needed to be prepared for any dangerous situation."

"In Florida, we want to be prepared for any potential impact on our state, and that is why we have to continue to make investments to keep us ready for any threat," said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. "Governor Scott's funding allows the Division to ensure our state's preparedness and keep Florida families, visitors and businesses safe.This budget also funds projects which reduce the financial impacts of future disasters, and creates jobs in communities where these projects are being implemented."

Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

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