1-877 BLACKPR (252-2577)
For Immediate Release
August 29, 2018
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Eugene.jules@dot.state.fl.us

(BPRW) Use FL511 to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season

(Black PR Wire) TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is under way and will last until Nov. 30. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is asking Floridians to include the Florida 511 Traveler Information System in their hurricane planning efforts.

Floridians are asked to make a plan now, in the event a storm or hurricane threatens this season. The FDOT is asking residents to include FL511 in their plans. This will help residents evacuate more safely and efficiently, and with less stress. It will help with the return too. It will also assist those who stay to know when interstates and major roads are open after the storm.

The system includes a website, mobile app, Twitter messages, text alerts, live camera views, and many other features. The system provides real-time travel data so motorists will know conditions before they go, can choose between several routes, and will know what to expect once on the road. It is updated continuously. Evacuees will be joining up to millions of others on crowded highways and interstates. FL511 will be indispensable.

The FDOT is asking residents to familiarize themselves with FL511 now, so if needed this storm season, they can hit the ground running.

For more information, visit www.FL511.com

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