January 31, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is a statewide preparedness initiative for Floridians to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how families and businesses can prepare for these natural events. Each day focuses on a specific weather event: Monday - Lightning; Tuesday - Marine Hazards and Rip Currents; Wednesday - Thunderstorms and Tornadoes; Thursday - Hurricanes and Flooding; Friday - Temperature Extremes and Wildfires Find resources on understanding and preparing for these weather events by clicking the link to the right. Check back daily for more on each weather event!
February 1, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Lightning is one of nature’s deadliest and most unpredictable weather phenomena. Meteorologists can forecast the general conditions that cause lightning but no one can forecast the exact location or time of the next strike of lightning. Click the link to the right to launch video.
Learn more at http://monroecountyem.com/906/
February 2, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Although tropical cyclones, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes are often the
first that come to mind when thinking of “most dangerous weather phenomenon
in Florida,” there is another weather-related hazard that ranks as the deadliest—
rip currents. Florida’s beaches attract millions of residents and tourists each
year. However, while there may be beautiful weather in the sky, there are unseen
dangers in the waters. Click the link to the right to launch video.
February 3, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Thunderstorms occur frequently across Florida. In fact, Florida has the greatest
number of thunderstorms in the United States. Florida averages over 70
thunderstorm days per year with much of the Gulf coast experiencing over 80 and
even 100 days a year. Hazards within thunderstorms include lightning, hail, gusty
winds, heavy rain that may cause flooding, and tornadoes.
One of the reasons Florida has so many thunderstorms is that many of the
ingredients needed to create thunderstorms can be found here almost every day.
Three things are needed in the atmosphere for thunderstorms to develop and grow: the atmosphere needs to be moist, unstable, and have a source of lift. Since Florida is surrounded by water, not to mention the many inland lakes, rivers and swamps, there are plenty of sources of water vapor to feed thunderstorms.
Click the link to the right to launch video.
Learn more about tornadoes and waterspouts at http://monroecountyem.com/907/Tornadoes-Waterspouts.
February 3, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cancellation Meeting Notice
Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments, Inc. (for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council’s Fishing Umbrella) has cancelled their Recommendation Committee and General Meeting on February 3, 2021 7:00pm at Hyatt Place Faro Blanco in Marathon. For more information regarding this meeting, please contact Christina at 305-587-4807.
All Fishing Umbrella Meetings are open to the public.
ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711".