Additional Toolkits

Florida 511 Wildfire Toolkit

Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System is the state’s official source for information to help keep motorists safe through emergency situations such as wildfires in your area. Know before you go to arrive safely and with fewer delays before, during and after Florida wildfires.

The Florida 511 Wildfire Toolkit includes suggested newsletter content, social media posts for Facebook and Twitter as well as suggested public service announcements, media talking points and images.

Suggested Newsletter Content:

Florida 511 Traveler Information System Aids Drivers During Wildfires

Real-time Traffic, Travel and Emergency Information Alert Motorists of Roadway Closures

Dry conditions across Florida can result in wildfires at any time. Smoke and flames reduce visibility and can cause road closures. Drivers can use the Florida Department of Transportation’s free Florida 511 Traveler Information System to find out before they head out about roadway conditions and closures.

The system provides real-time traffic and travel information about crashes, congestion, road and bridge closures, toll suspensions, evacuation routes and important emergency alerts.

There are five convenient ways to use Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System:

  • Download the free Florida 511 mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
  • Visit FL511.com for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion, crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
  • Sign up for My Florida 511 at FL511.com to receive customized text and/or email alerts.
  • Follow one of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511).
  • Call 511 toll-free for updates.

Florida 511 is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information, and is a free service from FDOT.

Suggested Social Media:

FACEBOOK:

The (insert name) Wildfire is still active in (insert area.) Your safety remains our top priority. Set up custom traffic and travel alerts with at FL511.com.

Firefighters are working to put out the (insert name) Wildfire in (Insert location or name of area.) For real-time information on road and bridge closures, evacuation routes and important alerts, download the free Florida 511 mobile app from Google Play or Apple App Store, visit FL511.com, call toll-free 511, or follow one or more of the #FL511 Twitter pages.

As the fire(s) continue(s) to burn, it is important to know before you go with Florida 511. Download the free Florida 511 mobile app from Google Play or Apple App Store, visit FL511.com, call toll-free 511, or follow one or more of the #FL511 Twitter pages for real-time info on road and bridge closures, evacuations routes, and important traffic and travel alerts.

TWITTER:

Follow #FL511 to get real-time info on road and bridge closures, evacuation routes and urgent alerts on the (name) Wildfire. #FLFire

Know before you go! Check #FL511 for real-time traffic and travel information during the (location/name) wildfire.

Get custom text or email alerts about your #FLFire evacuation route(s) with #FL511 at FL511.com.

Wildfires can result in low visibility and closures. Check #FL511 before you leave for real-time traffic and travel information. #FLFire

Suggested Public Service Announcements:

PSA – 15sec:

In the event of a wildfire, the Florida Department of Transportation encourages you to check Florida Five-One-One for real-time information on road closures, toll suspensions, evacuation routes and more. Get the free mobile app, visit F-L-Five-One-One-Dot-Com, call Five-One-One, or follow us on Twitter .

PSA- 30sec:

During Florida’s dry season, wildfires can spark at any moment, resulting in low visibility and road closures. Before getting on the road, check Florida Five-One-One for real-time information on closures, toll suspensions, evacuation routes and more. Get the free mobile app, visit F-L-Five-One-One-Dot-Com, call Five-One-One, or follow us on Twitter. Know before you go with Florida Five-One-One.

Media Talking Points:

  • Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System, a service of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), provides real-time traffic and travel information, including road and bridge closures, toll suspensions, evacuation routes; and important emergency alerts during wildfires.
  • There are five convenient ways to use Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System:
    • Download the free Florida 511 mobile app from Google Play or Apple App Store.
    • Sign up for a My Florida 511 account at FL511.com to create email or text alerts about your commute or evacuation route.
    • Visit FL511.com for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
    • Call 511 toll-free from any phone within Florida to hear about road conditions, to connect to airports and transit agencies, and to receive important alerts throughout the state.
    • Follow one or more of our statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter.