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Emergency Management

Office Manager
Jerry Rudd
Emergency Coordination Officer

605 Suwannee Street MS 60
Tallahassee, FL 32399

(850) 414-4350 Office
(850) 414-4938 Fax
E-Mail Us

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Hurricane Jeanne as seen from the International Space Station on 25 September 2004


FDOT Emergency Management is a vital element of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Comprised of local, state and federal officials, the SERT ensures that Florida is prepared to respond to, recover from and mitigate against disasters.

FDOT EM is the leading agency for two SERT emergency support functions covering transportation, public works and engineering. FDOT EM also maintains a 24/7/365 watch office to maintain situational awareness to the department and its state and federal partners.


Work Zone Safety: Expect the Unexpected
This week (March 23–27) is National Work Zone Awareness Week 2015 and although not an emergency management topic per se, it is a good reminder to all drivers that road safety is everyone's job.

  1. Work Zone Safety Tips
  2. Be Alert — Expect anything to occur in and around a work zone.
  3. Do Not Tailgate — Unexpected stops frequently occur in work zones.
  4. Do Not Speed — Note the posted speed limits in and around the work zone.
  5. Do Not Change Lanes — The time saved just is not worth the chance.
  6. Minimize Distractions — Avoid changing the radio and using telephones.
  7. Expect the Unexpected — Watch out for workers and their equipment.
Work zone with lane closures and 'road closed' signs

Atlantic Hurricane Season
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Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names for 2015
  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Erika
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Joaquin
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda