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Ahead of Severe Weather, State and Local Officials Remind Residents and Visitors to be Alert

Ahead of Severe Weather, State and Local Officials Remind Residents and Visitors to be Alert
Posted at 10:57 AM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 06:57:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - State and local emergency management officials asking residents and visitors in North Florida to stay alert due to the area's high risk for severe weather expected to hit this afternoon. 

The State of Florida Division of Emergency Management says that the weather could produce damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.

“The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of North Florida at high risk of severe weather through this afternoon,” said State Meteorologist Amy Godsey. “Residents, visitors and businesses should monitor this weather and be ready to act if warnings are issued.”

They said that residents and visitors to the state should monitor local media outlets and ensure that their NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio alert settings are turned on.

If severe weather threatens your area, they have asked that you follow these safety tips: 

  • Ensure your NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio is on and programmed for your area or stay tuned to a trusted local media outlet for the most current weather situation. 
  • Ensure your disaster supply kit is prepared and heed all instructions from local officials. 
  • Know what you would do in the event of a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch or warning.

And we'll also keep you updated with the latest on the weather on Facebook and Twitter and on our WTXL Weather Now app for Apple and Android