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It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Current Hazards

Contact: Florida Health

Stay Prepare 

Preparedness and response requires the department to prepare for many types of hazards. 

Aquatic Toxins can be health nuisances. They may cause breathing problems, and eye, nose, and skin irritations. Your best plan of action is to stay away from these temporary, and naturally-occurring, blooms. 

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the U.S., extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body.

Extreme Weather can strike at any time, so it's important to be prepared. Remember that severe weather can impact your access to power and water, in addition to damage to homes.

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry, usually caused from extreme weather events.

Wildfires can occur anywhere and can destroy homes,
businesses, infrastructure, natural resources, and agriculture.