04-22-14 11:39pm Update - Police Activity New IM Fields

FSUPD has thoroughly checked the New IM Fields and the area as been determined to be clear.  Normal operations at the location have resumed.

04-22-14 11:22pm - Police Activity New IM Fields

04-22-14
11:22pm - Police activity near New IM Fields (South side of town) -
FSUPD is assisting the Tallahassee Police Department who is working a
K-9 who is tracking a robbery suspect who fled from a nearby
neighborhood. No threats to main campus. Updates will be posted as
necessary. Police on scene at New IM Fields.

4/17/14 - FLOOD WATCH in effect for Friday 4/18. Click for details and how to prepare.

Posted 4/17/14 11:00AM 

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WATCH for the region, to include FSU campuses and properties in Tallahassee, Panama City and St. Teresa.  To read the full text of the watch message, go to: http://ift.tt/1lbRqHk

Rainfall amounts of 3-4 inches, with isolated possible amounts up to 5-6 inches, are expected.  This amount of rainfall, on the heels of Tuesday’s heavy rain, may lead to flooding of low-lying and historically flood-prone areas throughout the region.  As the rainfall is expected to fall slowly and steadily over the time period, excessive short-term rainfall rates which contribute to sudden, flash flooding is not expected.  

Regardless, remember the mantra: Turn Around. Don’t Drown.  Do not attempt to drive or walk through flood waters of unknown depth or speed.  Only a few inches of water can float a car or wipe someone off their feet.  

Do you know where the flood zones are on the FSU campus? Find out here: http://fla.st/1egenYY

Do you know if your home or apartment is in a flood zone? Check it here: http://bit.ly/FloodZones. Simply zoom in or use the search function.  If your property or building sits within a blue or red hatched area, then the answer is YES.  

To prepare yourself for potential flooding: 
 - Obtain flood insurance.  Standard homeowners or renters insurance does not cover losses due to flooding.  
 - Have a plan.  Know the safe routes out in the event you need to evacuate.  Know where you will go. Know what you will take with you in a hurry.
 - Be able to receive alerts and warnings from the National Weather Service.  Enroll for FSU ALERT text messages. Get a NOAA Weather Radio. Sign up for other notification services from popular weather service providers.
 - When the warning is issued, ACT right away.  Do not delay.  Flash flooding, in particular, can occur suddenly with little to no warning. Do not risk personal injury or loss of life trying to protect property.  It’s not worth the risk.

4/15/14 6:05am - *FSU ALERT!* FLASH FLOOD WARNING. Main Campus, Tallahassee until 9:00am.

4/15/14 6:05am - *FSU ALERT!* FLASH FLOOD WARNING. Main Campus, Tallahassee until 9:00am. http://ift.tt/PvrmVRweather/alertinfo/15826518

4/14/14 - FLASH FLOOD WATCH. 10PM ET - 12PM Tues. All FSU campuses and facilities in Panama City, Tallahassee.

 

 4/14/14 - FLASH FLOOD WATCH. 10PM ET - 12PM Tues. All FSU campuses and facilities in Panama City, Tallahassee.

New Event for FSU Tallahassee COM and FSU Reservation and FSU Main Campus and FSU Southwest Campus - Innovation Park - Alumni Village and FSU Recreation SportsPlex and Leafwood
Flash Flood Watch valid from Apr 14 10:00 PM to Apr 15 12:00 PM EDT
Sent to SMS and E-Mail at Apr 14 2:06 PM EDT
alert map
Radar Time: Apr 14 2014 2:05 PM EDT
alert legend
000
WGUS62 KTAE 141805
FFATAE

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
205 PM EDT MON APR 14 2014

...HEAVY RAINFALL LATER TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY MAY LEAD TO SOME
AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING...

.THUNDERSTORMS WILL BUILD IN LATER TONIGHT AND THEN MOVE ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. THE LATEST COMPUTER MODELS ARE
CONSISTENT IN SHOWING A BAND OF HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS PARTS OF THE
AREA...WITH 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN ACCUMULATION AND ISOLATED TOTALS
POSSIBLY DOUBLE THAT. HOWEVER...THESE COMPUTER MODELS ARE SOMEWHAT
INCONSISTENT ON THE EXACT PLACEMENT OF THE HEAVIER RAINFALL.
OUTSIDE OF THIS BAND OF HEAVIER RAIN...RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD BE
CLOSER TO ONE INCH. THEREFORE...WHILE MOST SPOTS IN THE FLASH
FLOOD WATCH AREA ARE LIKELY TO SEE THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN...ONLY
ISOLATED SPOTS SHOULD SEE THE HEAVIER TOTALS MENTIONED ABOVE.

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>014-016-017-026-108-112-114-GAZ120>131-142>148-
155>161-151000-
/O.NEW.KTAE.FF.A.0005.140415T0200Z-140415T1600Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON-
HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-GADSDEN-
LEON-LIBERTY-SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-QUITMAN-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN-
EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ENTERPRISE...OZARK...FORT RUCKER...
DALEVILLE...HEADLAND...ABBEVILLE...GENEVA...HARTFORD...SAMSON...
SLOCOMB...MALVERN...TAYLOR...ASHFORD...DOTHAN...KINSEY...
COWARTS...WEBB...COTTONWOOD...REHOBETH...DE FUNIAK SPRINGS...
HUDSON...BONIFAY...CRYSTAL LAKE...CHIPLEY...FIVE POINTS...
MARIANNA...GRACEVILLE...MALONE...SNEADS...YOUNGSTOWN...
BLOUNTSTOWN...WHITE CITY...WEWAHITCHKA...QUINCY...CHATTAHOOCHEE...
TALLAHASSEE...SPRING HILL...SWEETWATER...FREEPORT...
SANTA ROSA BEACH...PANAMA CITY...PARKER...PORT SAINT JOE...
GEORGETOWN...FORT GAINES...CUTHBERT...SHELLMAN...ARLINGTON...
MORGAN...EDISON...LEARY...DAWSON...ALBANY...LEESBURG...
SMITHVILLE...SYLVESTER...ASHBURN...TIFTON...FITZGERALD...OCILLA...
DOUGLASVILLE...BLAKELY...COLQUITT...NEWTON...CAMILLA...PELHAM...
MOULTRIE...ADEL...SPARKS...NASHVILLE...DONALSONVILLE...
BAINBRIDGE...CAIRO...THOMASVILLE...QUITMAN...VALDOSTA...LAKELAND
205 PM EDT MON APR 14 2014 /105 PM CDT MON APR 14 2014/

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EDT /9 PM CDT/ THIS
EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST
GEORGIA...AND MUCH OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

* FROM 10 PM EDT /9 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

* THUNDERSTORMS LATER TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING MAY PRODUCE
HEAVY RAINFALL THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. SOME AREAS
COULD SEE RAINFALL TOTALS AS HIGH AS 2 TO 4 INCHES IN A FEW
HOURS TIME...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS POSSIBLY DOUBLE THAT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION 

SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. 

4/10/14 - AMBER ALERT: 5 mo. old Brianna Martinez - Lujano. Sarasota. 2003 Dodge Ram pickup FL 975TZG.

 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), at the request of the Sarasota Police Department, has issued the following AMBER ALERT.

An AMBER ALERT is issued anytime a child is abducted and believed to be in immediate danger.

Many smartphone users received the alert on their devices.  This was not sent by FSU ALERT.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) utilizes the federal government’s Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system to relay state-issued AMBER ALERTS.  

Missing Person
BRIANNA MARTINEZ - LUJANO
Photo not available
MISSING:4/9/2014
AGE MISSING:5 months
AGE NOW:5 months
SEX:Female
HAIR:BlackEYES:Brown
HEIGHT:WEIGHT:
RACE:White/Hispanic
FROM:Sarasota, FL
COUNTY:Sarasota
Child
Photo not available
NAME:Aldequndo Benitez-Caivillo
AGE MISSING:31 years
AGE NOW:31 years
SEX:Male
HAIR:BlackEYES:Brown
HEIGHT:WEIGHT:
RACE:White/Hispanic
FROM:Sarasota, FL
COUNTY:Sarasota
Abductor
NARRATIVE: Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Brianna Martinez who was last seen in the area of the 4000 block of Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The child may be in the company of Aldequndo Benitez-Caivillo. They may be traveling in a 2003, silver Dodge Ram Pickup, FL tag number 975TZG.


FDLE MISSING ENDANGERED PERSONS INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
1-888-FL MISSING(1-888-356-4774) 
Internet: http://ift.tt/MhfQ4o

       If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of this person, please contact FDLE or the 
Sarasota Police Department at 941-861-5951 or 911

 

4/7/14 5:45PM - Tornado Watch cancelled for Leon County. No more severe weather expected.

4/7/14 5:45PM - Tornado Watch cancelled for Leon County. No more severe weather expected. 

4/7/14 5:24PM - Tornado Warning for eastern Leon County until 6PM does NOT include FSU Main Campus.

4/7/14 5:24PM - Tornado Warning for eastern Leon County until 6PM does NOT include FSU Main Campus. http://ift.tt/1hmmO7Q

4/7/14 4:51PM - FLOOD ADVISORY until 6:15PM. Very heavy rainfall. Localized flooding.

4/7/14 4:51PM - FLOOD ADVISORY until 6:15PM. Very heavy rainfall. Localized flooding. http://ift.tt/1imfC6Q;

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4/7/14 3:30PM - A new TORNADO WATCH is in effect until 11:00PM ET for FSU Main Campus and Tallahassee area facilities.

4/7/14 3:30PM - A new TORNADO WATCH is in effect until 11:00PM ET for FSU Main Campus and Tallahassee area facilities. http://ift.tt/y8ektk

 Tornado Watch 69

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WW0069 Radar
HazardTornadoesEF2+ Tornadoes
LikelihoodModerateLow
Severe Wind65 kt+ Wind
ModerateLow
Severe Hail2”+ Hail
Very LowVery Low

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
Note: Click for Watch Status Reports.
   SEL9


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 69
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
330 PM EDT MON APR 7 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN FLORIDA INCLUDING THE EASTERN PANHANDLE
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 330 PM UNTIL
1100 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF VALDOSTA
GEORGIA TO 5 MILES SOUTH OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 67...WW 68...

DISCUSSION...LONG-LIVED QLCS WITH EMBEDDED BOWING/LEWP STRUCTURES
WILL CONTINUE SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. GIVEN THE PRESENCE OF STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR AND A
MOIST/LOW LCL BOUNDARY LAYER...THE POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR
MESOVORTEX-RELATED TORNADOES AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS.

4/7/14 12:15PM - Traffic Advisory: Tennessee Street closed at Stadium due to accident.

4/7/14 12:15PM - Traffic Advisory: Tennessee Street closed at Stadium due to accident.

An oversized load on a semi-truck struck some power lines, snapping a pole they were attached to. Lines are down in the road.  Eastbound Tennessee Street is closed from Stadium Drive.  Heavy traffic is backed up on Tennessee Street.

4/7/14 - TORNADO WATCH in effect for FSU Main Campus, Panama City Campus until 4PM ET.

4/7/14 - TORNADO WATCH in effect for FSU Main Campus, Panama City Campus until 4PM ET. 

 http://ift.tt/z5E7s6

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 67
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
845 AM EDT MON APR 7 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA
THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON FROM 845 AM UNTIL
400 PM EDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
MACON GEORGIA TO 65 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...THIS TORNADO WATCH REPLACES TORNADO
WATCH NUMBER 66
. WATCH NUMBER 66 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT AFTER 845
AM EDT.

DISCUSSION...BROKEN SW-NE SQLN OVER SE AL/WRN FL PANHANDLE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE SLOWLY EWD WHILE STORMS MOVE MORE RAPIDLY NEWD WITHIN
IT. STRENGTH OF DEEP SHEAR AND QUALITY OF MOISTURE INFLOW...COUPLED
WITH ONSET OF DAYTIME HEATING..SUGGEST A CONTINUED RISK FOR EMBEDDED
SUPERCELLS/SMALL-SCALE BOWING SEGMENTS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DMGG WIND AND OCCASIONAL TORNADOES. 

4/3/14 9:30AM - Law Enforcement Activity: University Center C

4/3/14 9:30AM 

Law Enforcement Activity

Officers are searching University Center C for a possible theft suspect. There is no threat to the safety of people in this building or area.  Please continue with your regularly scheduled activities, while providing cooperation with investigating law enforcement officers. 

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Learn more about flooding on the FSU campus and in our surrounding community:

http://ift.tt/1gajgFm