Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida Jan. 22-26, 2018

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River

During this special week, Floridians are encouraged to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how to prepare by reviewing the proper safety precautions necessary for protecting their lives during severe weather.


The focus for today, Friday, January 26, is temperature extremes and wildfire.


  • The threat of wildfires is most pronounced from March through May during the east central Florida dry season.

  • Ensure a cleared safety zone around the perimeter of your home so that flames from a wildfire cannot easily spread to structures.

  • Make sure to discard cigarettes, matches and other highly combustible materials in a closed container.

  • Outdoor burning should be conducted by trained personnel during proper weather conditions and using adequate equipment.

  • The hottest temperature ever recorded in Florida was 109 degrees Fahrenheit and the coldest temperature recorded in Florida was minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit.

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