As NAS Jacksonville continues to make preparations for the onset of Hurricane Matthew, the Florida Department of Transportation has asked that we disseminate the following information to all base personnel in order to ensure safe travels of all personnel during the mandatory evacuation orders that have been issued throughout the state. Please take a moment and familiarize yourself with the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) 511 Traveler Information System. It is a free public service delivering real-time traffic and travel information as Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida. Before, during and after the storm, Florida's 511 Traveler Information System will keep you informed on roadway and bridge conditions with information sourced from law enforcement, Road Rangers, traffic sensors and cameras, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, among others.
All personnel and family members can use Florida's 511 Traveler Information System to check for road and bridge closures and incidents relating to the storm as well as check other traffic and travel time information.
- Visit FL511.com http://www.fl511.com/ for an interactive map.
- On the website, register for a "My Florida 511" account to receive emergency alerts for your area or a specific route.
- Download the mobile application from the Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greenowl.fdot.android&hl=en_GB
or Apple App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fdot-511/id1137996692?ls=1&mt=8 stores.
- Follow regional or roadway-specific FL511 accounts on Twitter https://fl511.com/twitter.
- Dial 511 from any phone located within Florida (it does not have to be a Florida area code or phone number to use Florida's 511).
Another great resource is the New 511 Traveler Information System Toolkit http://news.fl511.com/toolkits/new-511-system-launch-toolkit/
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need more resources.