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Florida Division of Emergency Management - State Watch Office DAILY SITUATION REPORT: 0700hrs EST to 0700hrs EST Published: Saturday, 5 December 2009 READINESS STATUS State Emergency Operations Center: Level - 3 Normal Monitoring Watch Officer: Eric Conklin 850-528-7526 firstname.lastname@example.org Duty Officer: Eric Conklin 850-528-7526 email@example.com Operations Officer: Jim Lawhon 850-413-9900 firstname.lastname@example.org Plans Officer: Larry White 850-413-9973 email@example.com Meteorologist: Amy Godsey 850-617-9121 firstname.lastname@example.org Public Information Officer: Mike Stone 850-528-8975 email@example.com ESF- 8: Bobby Bailey 850-251-0743 firstname.lastname@example.org Regional Coordination Team County Location Status Team Leader - Roy Dunn: Leon Mission Capable Region 1 - Tom Smith: In Region Mission Capable Region 2 - Bryan Lowe: In Region Mission Capable Region 3 - Jim Britts: In Region Mission Capable Region 4 - Paul Siddall: In Region Mission Capable Region 5 - Jim Roberts: In Region Mission Capable Region 6 - Lee Mayfield: In Region Mission Capable Region 7 - John Scott: In Region Mission Capable COMMUNICATIONS: State Watch Office Phone: 800-320-0519 Email: SWP@em.myflorida.com Website: http://www.floridadisaster.org SLERS: DEM Statewide Twitter: www.twitter.com/FLStateWatch EM Constellation: https://seoc.floridadisaster.org/emconstellation/login.aspx SECTOR STATUS Status R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Airports Status: All Airports open. Border Security: No issues reported. Communications: No issues reported. Cyber Security: No issues reported. Energy Status: No issues reported. One or More Nuclear Power Nuclear Power Plants Status: Plants Are Operating At Less Than Normal Capacity. Public Health Advisories: No Public Health Advisories. Seaports Status: All Seaports are open. No Major Road Closures Transportation Status: Reported. OPERATIONS SUMMARY: The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is currently at a Level 3 (Monitoring) Activation Status. Crystal River NPP Unit 3 is shut down for refueling. Turkey Point NPP Unit 4 is shut down for refueling. Regions 6 Coverage: Region 4 Paul Siddal is coverning Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto and Charlotte. Region 5 Jim Roberts is covering Okeechobee, Glades and Highlands. Region 7 John Scott is covering Collier, Lee and Hendry. Please notify Region 6 Lee Mayfield on all incidents in his Region. Florida Division of Emergency Management - State Watch Office DAILY SITUATION REPORT: 0700hrs EST to 0700hrs EST Published: Saturday, 5 December 2009 METEOROLOGY: STATUS BY REGIONS Threat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Lightning: L L M M Flooding: L L M Damaging Wind: L L M M Tornado: M M M Hail: L L Fire: Freeze: M M Rip Currents: L L L M Space: LOW Lake Okeechobee Status: 13.54 ft, about 1.30 feet below normal METEOROLOGY SUMMARY: State: A warm front has lifted across Central and South Florida this morning, making way for a low pressure in the eastern gulf to move through the peninsula before the afternoon. After the low clears the state, a cold front associated with the low will push back across Central and Southern Florida this afternoon, clearing skies and limiting rain chances. Until then, there remains a threat for severe weather across the peninsula in the warm section of the front, and a tornado watch has been issued for South Florida until 3pm this afternoon. With any of these storms across the peninsula lies a threat of damaging wind gusts up to 70mph and possibly some small hail stones. The threat will diminish quickly this afternoon. Rainfall accumulations will not exceed 0.5 inches across Central and South Florida. Extremely cold wintery air is expected to filter into North Florida as the cold front moves through the state and a Freeze Watch has been issued for the panhandle and western portions of the Florida Big Bend and a Freeze Warning is in effect for the western panhandle until 8am EST Sunday. A River Flood Warning is in effect for the St Marks River near Newport, the Choctawhatchee River at Caryville, the Apalachicola River near Blountstown, and the Shoal River near Crestview. Flooding is expected to continue for several more days. An aerial Flood Watch continues for West-Central Florida until 1pm this afternoon. There is a moderate threat of rip currents along West-Central and Southwest Florida beaches today due to the cold front moving across the region. Drought: The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) average for the State of Florida is 341 on a scale from 0 (extremely moist) – 800 (extremely dry). Lake Okeechobee average elevation is at 13.53 feet today, about 1.3 feet below normal. Space Weather: Very Low. INTEL ARTICLES: December 5, miamiherald.com - (Florida) Everglades restoration advocates hail beginning of Tamiami Trail bridge. How big was Friday's Tamiami Trail bridge ground-breaking for Everglades restoration advocates and managers? The words ``significant'' and ``momentous'' flowed. There were Everglades-themed cupcakes, iced in stripes of blue and green. VIPs from Washington and Tallahassee, topped by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, abounded among nearly 300 guests. Even Miss Florida, Rachel Todd, who has been volunteering for the Everglades Foundation, showed up adorned in sash and tiara. And a grizzled veteran of the 20-year legal, political and bureaucratic battles to overhaul a road that has blocked the flow of the River of Grass for 80 years confessed to being moved to tears. ``We're moving again. Finally,'' said Terrence ``Rock'' Salt, a deputy assistant secretary of the Army who oversees the Corps of Engineers, which is building the $81 million, one-mile bridge. Salt summed up the sentiment, and relief, that work was finally beginning on a bridge that is the final big piece of work Congress approved in 1989 to get more water to parched Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/story/1366723.html December 3, Associated Press - (Florida) Security stepped up for Fla. football trifecta. The rollout has begun for stepped-up security measures at Miami's three major postseason football events: the Orange Bowl, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl No. 44. Law enforcement and security officials were showcasing bomb squad robots, portable X-ray machines and armored SWAT vehicles Thursday at Land Shark Stadium. The Super Bowl is annually designated as a special security event and is considered a potentially high-value terrorist target. Officials wanted to emphasize the ability of federal, state and local agencies to cooperate and communicate. The joint security plan is being put into effect for college football's Orange Bowl on Jan. 5. That's followed by the Jan. 31 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl on Feb. 7. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i6A5xsFrGV8CAVQVTWHHBzJ7__fwD9CBVOL01 Florida Division of Emergency Management - State Watch Office DAILY SITUATION REPORT: 0700hrs EST to 0700hrs EST Published: Saturday, 5 December 2009 December 3, emergencymgmt.com - (National) New York Testing Emergency Alerts Over Xbox, PlayStation, Wii Online Networks. To expand the avenues through which New York residents are able to receive alerts about disasters and emergencies, the state is working with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo — the makers of Xbox, PlayStation and Wii, respectively — to broadcast alerts over the vendors’ online gaming networks. In January, Microsoft announced that it had sold 28 million Xbox consoles worldwide and its online gaming community, Xbox Live, had grown to more than 17 million members. To provide the ever-growing society of online gamers with a way to receive emergency alerts that doesn’t force them to quit their games, New York is interested in adding an option for people to add gaming networks as a way to receive emergency alerts from NY-Alert. “We’ve been working with the vendors because we know there are a lot of people in the society — and not just necessarily adolescents or teenagers — but a lot of people are into these community games,” Dennis Michalski, spokesperson for the New York State Emergency Management Office. http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/New-York-Emergency-Alerts-Over-Xbox-PlayStation-Wii.html Eric K. Conklin, Digitally signed by Eric K. Conklin, Planning Manager DN: cn=Eric K. Conklin, Planning Manager, o=FDEM, ou=Operations, Planning Manager email@example.com, c=US Date: 2009.12.05 10:16:53 -05'00'
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