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Florida’s I-4 is the Most Dangerous Interstate in the Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that traffic fatalities have increased 10.4 percent during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015.  These increases are most likely the result of more drivers on the road and a greater percentage of these motorists are driving distracted. A recent study found that 61 percent of drivers use their cell phones on some drives, most drives or every drive.

On average, Americans spend 293 hours driving approximately 10,900 miles each year. A detailed study by EverQuote examined the most dangerous interstates in America, based on fatalities per mile. This analysis used raw data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Report System from 2010 through 2015 and found fatality rates based on highway lengths.
That data was then compared to the data from EverQuote’s safe-driving app, EverDrive, representing over 6 million trips and 80 million miles of driving.

That study ranked Florida’s Interstate 4 the most deadly highway in America.

Interstate 4 runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach, Florida. The 132-mile highway connects from I-275 to I-95, and has had 1.41 fatalities per mile in the past six years, making it the most dangerous interstate in the United States. I-4 has also been in the top 10 most dangerous interstates for the past six years.


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I-4 Beyond the Ultimate PD&E Reevaluation Study (video)

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Reevaluation Study.

Consisting of the sections of I-4 from US 27 to SR 435 (Kirkman Road) and from SR 434 to SR 472, this study is a reevaluation of PD&E studies that were previously completed 12 to 15 years ago.

The adjacent I-4 section from SR 435 (Kirkman Road) to SR 434 in Orange and Seminole Counties is referred to as the I-4 Ultimate section and will be reconstructed to include the addition of express lanes.


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Discover Even More Magic This Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be this holiday season as theme parks and resort hotels sparkle with jolly decorations that bring the spirit of the season to life. Here’s a sampling of the holiday fun in store for guests:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests can get wrapped up in a Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Nov. 9-Dec. 31, with exciting new holiday happenings around the park and the return of the nighttime projection and fireworks show “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”

  • NEW! Sunset Seasons Greetings – This new holiday experience features spectacular projections of Mickey, Minnie and other beloved Disney characters sharing their favorite Christmas stories as a snowy Sunset Boulevard twinkles with stunning holiday decorations. Holiday magic brings billboards to life and transforms the famous Hollywood Tower Hotel into scenes of the season – a giant pile of Christmas gifts, a gingerbread house and a frozen winter wonderland! A frosty summer-loving snowman might even make an appearance to share his holiday wish! This fantastic and heartwarming experience runs continuously throughout the night.
  • NEW! Enhanced holiday décor around Echo Lake – Extra-large ornaments, colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree centered on the water will make Echo Lake the merriest of places this holiday season. Even Dinosaur Gertie will be dressed for the occasion with a dino-sized Santa hat.
  • “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Returns – The hit holiday show returns Nov. 9 sending beloved Disney animated characters on a spirited yuletide adventure to get Santa back to the North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” combines state-of-the-art projections, fireworks, special effects and Christmas music to create a dazzling, one-of-a-kind holiday experience for guests – capped by a special message from Santa himself.
  • “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Dessert Party – Guests can wrap up their jolly holiday evenings with reserved viewing of the “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” nighttime spectacular. The nightly party includes holiday-inspired snacks, delicious desserts, wine, beer, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A surprise Disney character will also join the fun, posing for pictures and signing autographs. This fun-filled special event is offered Nov. 9-Dec. 30, 2017.
  • A new friend joins the cast of ‘For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration’ – Holiday fun continues at the Hyperion Theater as Anna, Elsa and Kristoff welcome Olaf to this popular sing-along celebration. Just for the holidays the show will include all-new songs from Disney’s new animated short “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.”
  • Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood and Vine – Meet Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald and Goofy for lunch and dinner celebrations centered on seasonal deliciousness. From Nov. 6-Jan. 7, the mouse-with-the-mostest will deck the halls for a banquet filled with holiday cheer and the joy of the season!
  • Santa Claus returns to the Once Upon a Time shop Nov. 9-Dec. 24 – The beautiful vintage setting of the Once Upon a Time shop recalls bygone days of Santa’s visits to great department stores across the country. Santa will be at the shop daily to greet guests and listen to holiday wishes. Santa Goofy will step in Dec. 25-Dec. 31 after Old Saint Nick returns to the North Pole.

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For more I-4 travel information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-95 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

Florida DOT Implements Limited Emergency Shoulder Use for Hurricane

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), working with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), has implemented a limited Emergency Shoulder Use (ESU) plan for Hurricane Irma evacuations on I-4 from 50th Street in Tampa to east of SR 429/Western Beltway in Orlando. This plan is anticipated to assist the large number of motorists evacuating from Florida’s west coast. Motorists may only use the left shoulder when directed by law enforcement and highway signs.

  • There is no contraflow or one-way operation in use on Florida state roadways
  • No other state roadways are currently approved for shoulder use
  • Although there are heavy pockets of evacuation traffic in some areas; traffic is flowing on this section of roadway
  • Law enforcement urges motorists to use caution when driving on the shoulder – right shoulder use is prohibited
  • FDOT has 13 Traffic Management Centers where hundreds of DOT workers are monitoring traffic cameras 24/7 to ensure traffic flows continue and evacuations proceed without interruption.

For more I-4 travel information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-95 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

Florida Issues Hurricane Irma Update

Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma at the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared.

Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches are in effect for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. Additional watches should be expected. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in Miami Dade and Monroe Counties and voluntary evacuation orders have been issued in Broward and Collier Counties. Additional orders are expected as the storm nears the state. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, and utility officials who are also working to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any potential impacts from Hurricane Irma.

EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS BY STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

WATCHES AND WARNING

  • A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the Florida peninsula from Jupiter Inlet southward and around the peninsula to Bonita Beach, including the Florida Keys.
  • A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Florida peninsula from Jupiter Inlet southward and around the peninsula to Bonita Beach, including the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay.

EVACUATIONS AND SHELTERS

  • Miami Dade has issued mandatory evacuations for all of Zone A, the Barrier Islands of Zone B, and all mobile homes. Miami Dade residents can find their zones by clicking HERE.
  • Broward County has issued voluntary evacuations of mobile homes and low-lying areas.
  • Collier County has issued voluntary evacuations of Marco Island.
  • Monroe County has issued mandatory evacuations for visitors and residents. A dedicated transportation hotline is available specifically for individuals in the Keys at 305-517-2480.
  • School buses are available for transportation needs in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. At this time, Miami-Dade is using these services to help evacuate those with special needs and Broward has buses on stand-by.
  • Additional evacuations are expected throughout the state. All Floridians should pay close attention to local alerts and follow the directions of local officials.
  • Shelters are opening in coastal counties throughout the day, including shelters for people with special needs, pets and general populations. DOH is coordinating the set up and staffing for special needs shelters. A list of all open shelters will be available at floridadisaster.org/shelters.
  • The state is working with the American Red Cross to identify shelter capacity both during and following the storm.

MILITARY SUPPORT

  • Governor Scott has activated a total of 4,000 members of the Florida Army and Air National Guard to support with planning, and logistics operations in preparation for potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. These members are stationing across the state and actively assisting with preparation efforts.
  • At the direction of Governor Scott, all remaining National Guard members will be reporting for duty no later than Friday morning. Additional guard members will continue to be activated this week as needed.
  • The Florida National Guard has coordinated with the North Carolina National Guard to utilize air assets to assist with ongoing evacuations in the Florida Keys.
  • The Florida National Guard has coordinated with the New Jersey National Guard and approximately 130 soldiers and more than 50 vehicles are in route to provide transportation assets for movement of troops, supplies and equipment to aid mobilization efforts during Hurricane Irma operations.
  • The Florida National Guard has 1,000 high water vehicles, 13 helicopters, 17 boats and more than 700 generators on standby.
  • The Florida National Guard is coordinating with the National Guard Bureau to identify approximately 30,000 troops, 4,000 trucks, 100 helicopters, and air evacuation crews that are standing by for Hurricane Irma support, if needed.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has more than 200 officers standing by for the first wave of response based on potential storm impacts. Thirty teams with supporting resources such as trucks, coastal and river patrol boats, an ATV and two shallow draft boats are preparing for evacuation support, search and rescue missions, or any additional needs.
  • FWC is also coordinating with partners in states such as Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas in case additional officers or resources are needed.
  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) established 18 emergency response teams for deployment to impacted areas and those teams will begin deploying tomorrow to pre-staging locations. Each FDLE region is operating its Regional Law Enforcement Coordination Team in advance of the storm to assist local law enforcement with any needs.
  • The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is coordinating with local troops to support evacuations, emergency preparedness and response, including assisting with hospital evacuations in Broward County and escorting fuel trucks.
  • A total of 330 FHP troopers are currently on standby for deployments. A 33-member team is currently in route to the Fort Myers area for quick response efforts once storm track and potential impacts are determined. Additionally, equipment such as high water recovery vehicles have been prepared for quick deployment to assist with recovery and road clearance efforts.
  • The Division of Motorist Services has its Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) mobiles on standby and will deploy them to impacted areas as needed.

TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS

  • Governor Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to suspend tolls across the entire State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Tolls will be suspended for the duration of the storm’s impacts to Florida.
  • Real-time traffic information and evacuation routes is available at www.FL511.com
  • FDOT is coordinating with Google’s emergency response team to prepare to ‘close’ roads in Google Maps in real time in the event that Hurricane Irma forces the closure of any roads in the aftermath of the storm. Google Maps are used for Uber and Waze among other directional pplications.
  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has suspended construction contractor work and prepared key evacuation routes for possible shoulder use.
  • FDOT is coordinating with county emergency operations centers directly to coordinate any necessary response actions, including activating traffic counters, providing local evacuation support and providing maintenance of traffic and other assistance.
  • The state is monitoring conditions at all airports and seaports. As of now, there are no closed airports or seaports.

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

  • Volunteer Florida is coordinating with volunteer organizations across the state and has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide shelter operations training to volunteers and AmeriCorps grantees. To volunteer, go to volunteerflorida.org or call 1-800-FL-Help-1.
  • Governor Scott has set a goal of 17,000 volunteers. So far, more than 1,000 state employees and more than 5,700 members of the public have signed up with Red Cross to take the volunteer sheltering training.
  • Volunteer Florida has fielded 250 calls from individuals interested in volunteering.
  • Volunteer Florida is also registering volunteers at volunteerflorida.org. Over 1,900 individuals have registered to volunteer in the last 24 hours.
  • Volunteer Florida has 43 Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) on standby to deploy to areas of need. Many of these teams have begun to work in local call centers and prepare for sheltering assistance.
  • American Red Cross teams are coordinating feeding at shelters and have staged 26 tractor trailers at the State Logistics Response Center, 150 trailers at the State Farmers Market, and 100 emergency response vehicles in North Florida.
  • The Salvation Army is on standby with 32 cooking units and two field kitchens stationed in Palm Beach and Miami. They are also coordinating additional supplies awaiting deployment from neighboring states.
  • The Florida Baptist Convention has 35 kitchens on standby ready to feed 35,000 meals a day.
  • Feeding Florida has received nine truckloads of food from Kellogg’s to assist in shelters with 16 additional trucks coming in. They currently have more than 4,000 food boxes on hand capable of sustaining a family of four for five days.
  • Church World Service has hygiene kits and cleanup buckets on standby.
  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida has showers and trailers available in Pensacola and Lakeland for deployment, as well as supplies such as chainsaws, shovels, safety equipment and 1,200 tarps.
  • Church of Latter Day Saints has chainsaws, tarps, and water on standby.
  • United Methodist Church has hygiene kits and flood buckets on standby.
  • Angel Flight SE has 700 pilots based in the southeastern U.S. available to assist.
  • Church of Scientology is activating volunteers for FL and receiving volunteers and donations in Clearwater.
  • Church of Latter Day Saints is transporting material (primarily tarps, chainsaws, food and water) to Orlando, more on order from Atlanta Bishop’s Storehouse
  • Mission North American Disaster Relief is staging equipment in various locations across the state and have two shower trailers available.
  • UMCOR has 2,500-3000 flood buckets on hand and 3,000 hygiene kits.
  • United Way is arranging enhanced staffing for 211 to support and direct residents.

HUMAN SERVICES:

  • While the state is working with retail partners to fill grocery store shelves with water and other emergency resources as quickly as possible, it is important to be considerate of neighbors and take only what each family needs to be prepared.
  • Governor Scott has requested federal resources such as disaster tarps, water, baby food supplies, supply trucks, search and rescue personnel and equipment and incident management teams.
  • The state has established local points of contact with mass care organizations and volunteer agencies, including working with the American Red Cross to coordinate sheltering and feeding operations. The American Red Cross has also established a Disaster Relief Operation (DRO) in Orlando and is actively opening shelters.
  • The state is staging mass care supplies such as meals, shelter support trailers and water at the State Logistic Response Center in Orlando for deployments as needed.
  • Food Safety Response Teams are beginning to be placed on standby for recovery assessments.
  • The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has released September Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to current recipients who have not yet received them to assist with Hurricane Irma preparations.

VETERAN SERVICES

  • The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA) operates six skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility. All state veterans’ homes are currently operational.
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has closed the Homestead, Naples, Key West, Key Largo and Naples Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The VA Medical Center in Miami and all satellite clinics will close for scheduled and walk-in appointments beginning noon Friday.
  • Veterans from storm-impacted areas who require immediate assistance may contact: VA Health Resource Center Disaster Hotline: 1-800-507-4571.

STATE OFFICE CLOSURES

  • Governor Rick Scott directed state offices to close in all 67 Florida counties this Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
  • State offices in Monroe, Charlotte, Miami-Dade, Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Broward, St. Lucie, Martin, and Lee Counties are closed. Today, Manatee County and Palm Beach County offices will close early.
  • In partnership with the American Red Cross, salaried, non-essential state employees can receive expedited volunteer certifications for disaster services so that they may assist in or operate shelters in response to Hurricane Irma impacts and preparation. Florida law allows Governor Scott to grant full-time, salaried state employees up to 15 days of administrative leave for emergency volunteer efforts through the American Red Cross. Employees can register HERE.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

  • The Florida Department of Education is in contact with school districts, state colleges and universities as all continue to monitor Irma and her path. School closures are available at www.fldoe.org/irma.
  • The Florida Department of Education is coordinating with school districts across the state to ensure they are working with local governments and emergency management officials to offer school busses transportation support if needed.
  • Districts are preparing in the case that their facilities are needed for shelters. Colleges are making emergency preparations on their campuses and working with students who may need assistance with relocation.

K-12 Public Schools Closures

  • Alachua County (Monday)
  • Brevard County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Broward County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Charlotte County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Clay (Friday, Monday)
  • Collier County (Thursday, Friday)
  • DeSoto County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Dixie County (Friday, Monday)
  • Duval County (Friday, Monday)
  • Florida Atlantic University Lab School (Thursday, Friday)
  • Flagler County (Friday, Monday)
  • Glades County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Hardee County (Friday)
  • Hendry County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Hernando County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Highlands County (Friday, Monday)
  • Hillsborough County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Indian River County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Lake County (Early Release Friday – high schools at 1:20PM, elementary at 2PM, middle at 3PM, Monday)
  • Lee County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Manatee County (Friday)
  • Marion County will be (Friday, Monday)
  • Martin County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Miami-Dade County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Monroe County (Closed until further notice)
  • Nassau County (Friday, Monday)
  • Okeechobee County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Osceola County (Friday, Monday)
  • Orange County (Monday)
  • Palm Beach County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Pasco County (Friday)
  • Polk County (Friday)
  • Sarasota (Friday)
  • School for the Deaf and Blind (Thursday, Friday)
  • Seminole County (Monday)
  • St. Johns (Friday, Monday)
  • St. Lucie County (Thursday, Friday)
  • Volusia County (Friday, Monday, Cancelled ACT test administrations scheduled for Saturday, September 9, at area high schools.)

Florida College System Closures

  • Broward College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • College of Central Florida (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Daytona State College (Thursday, Friday)
  • Eastern Florida State College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Florida Keys Community College (Closed until further notice)
  • Florida SouthWestern State College (Thursday, Friday)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Hillsborough Community College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Indian River State College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Miami Dade College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • New College of Florida (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
  • Palm Beach State College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Pasco-Hernando State College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Polk State College (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • Seminole State College (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • St. Johns River State College (Friday until further notice)
  • St. Petersburg College (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Valencia College (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

State University System Closures

  • Florida Atlantic University (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Florida International University (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Florida Polytechnic University (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
  • University of Florida (Sunday, Monday)
  • University of Central Florida (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • University of North Florida (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
  • University of South Florida (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

FUELS

  • For more information, please click HERE

Governor Scott has taken the following action to expedite fuel delivery:

  • Governor Scott has directed state police to escort fuel delivery trucks so they can quickly deliver fuel to gas stations along evacuation routes. This includes the Florida Keys, where police evacuation escorts have been offered to identified gas station employees so gas stations can stay open as long as possible.
  • Governor Scott has rescinded all weight and driver restrictions for highways so water, food, fuel and emergency supplies can be quickly brought to Florida.
  • Following a request from Governor Scott, the same restrictions have been waived in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
  • Governor Scott has spoken with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, FEMA administrator Brock Long, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao about waiving rules and regulations to get gas into Florida quickly.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an emergency fuel waiver at the Governor’s request which will allow more fuel to quickly enter the state.
  • All Florida ports are operational and are prioritizing fuel shipments.

Fuel Updates

  • The state has worked with fuel suppliers to identify excess fuel in the Western Panhandle to potentially arrange escorts to ensure that there is fuel supply where needed for evacuations.
  • Emergency fuel contractors have secured 1.5 million gallons of fuel for initial delivery and confirmed that additional fuel supply is on standby for future deliveries.
  • The state is working to identify other fuel ships that can be diverted to Florida ports for fuel supply.
  • There is currently a fuel ship in route from a refinery in Mississippi to the Port of Tampa for resupply. The Governor has directed the State Emergency Response Team to arrange a military escort into the port. This is in addition to a ship currently in Tampa that is unloading more than 300,000 barrels of fuel to resupply gas stations in the evacuation zones.

BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION

  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Division of Emergency Management (DEM) created an event in the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC) for Hurricane Irma and are currently updating with up-to-date storm information, situation reports and resources for the business community. FLVBEOC is available at www.flvbeoc.org.
  • The state has activated the Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925. The hotline is available for business inquiries about the storm, preparedness information and post-impact information.
  • The state is conducting daily Private Sector conference calls to provide situational awareness and to address concerns of private sector partners.
  • DEO is continuing to coordinate with CareerSource Florida, local workforce boards, and other public-private partners.
  • Major retailers are being contacted to provide the status of emergency supplies.

VISIT FLORIDA

  • VISIT FLORIDA remains in contact with all destination marketing partners and emergency contacts and has activated the Homepage Banner and Florida Now page on visitflorida.com to advise consumers.
  • Through VISIT FLORIDA’s partnership with Expedia, Expedia.com/Florida has been activated to provide accommodations availability information for visitors, residents and first responders.
  • VISIT FLORIDA is sending a targeted Facebook message to approximately 250,000 domestic and international visitors currently in Florida advising them of Hurricane Irma and urging them to take necessary precautions.
  • VISIT FLORIDA’s Welcome Centers have transitioned to emergency information centers to help direct evacuees with the most up to date information.
  • VISIT FLORIDA’s Welcome Center staff are all Red Cross Certified and stand ready to assist at shelters and other areas as needed.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL

  • Under a State of Emergency, individuals are able to refill prescriptions early. All health insurers, managed care organizations, and other entities that are licensed by the Office of Insurance Regulation and provide prescription medication coverage as part of a policy are required to waive time restrictions on prescription medication refills.
  • The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is coordinating with hospitals and healthcare facilities across Florida on evacuation needs. DOH has aided in the evacuation of seven hospitals and five non-hospital health care facilities thus far.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has Disaster Medical Assistance Teams on standby for Florida. These rapid response teams aid in the provision of medical care to those who need it after the storm.
  • The Agency for Persons with Disabilities’ regional offices have contacted providers and waiver support coordinators to ensure APD customers have a hurricane plan in place and that communities for people with developmental disabilities are preparing for the storm. Two group homes in Monroe County have evacuated. Others are evacuating on Thursday. Many will be going to a special needs shelter at Florida International University.
  • The Agency for Persons with Disabilities’ Southern Region is on standby to evacuate. One group home has been evacuated from the Central Region. Two more are planning to evacuate this morning. One group home from Broward County has evacuated.

ELECTRIC & NATURAL GAS UTILITIES (Public Service Commission)

  • Utility providers are working on staging and asset allocation so they can return power as quickly as possible following the storm and are prepared to start reporting outage and restoral information when notified to begin.
  • The state is monitoring the power grid for sufficient power and the natural gas infrastructure for any damages that can cause a loss of service to power plants.
  • The state is coordinating with utilities to identify potential fuel, equipment or resource needs.
  • Memos for several gas companies to have access to their facilities have been issued.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • The state has contacted telecommunications partners and activated protective action plans and procedures for Central Offices, tower sites, mobile response units and any other critical infrastructure.
  • Comcast has opened more than 137,000 free Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout the state for individuals in need, including non-Xfinity customers, to help residents and emergency personnel stay connected if Hurricane Irma makes anticipated landfall in Florida. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks and businesses, please visit Xfinity.com/wifi.
  • Telecommunications Partners are monitoring fuel levels for generators and back-up power supply for cell towers.
  • The state has finalized 24-hour staffing schedules and all Telecommunications remain on standby to respond if required. Additional resources are being identified and preparing for potential deployment.
  • At this point, there are no out of ordinary reports of any major outages.
  • Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) has been sharing vital information about Hurricane Irma through their broadcast network, social media and station websites.
  • FPREN is also reporting important news and information through the Florida Storms app and social media pages.
  • The state is monitoring the State Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS), which is fully operational.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  • The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff is currently conducting baseline shoreline assessments to help evaluate beach impacts. DEP is also assisting in identifying and fortifying vulnerable areas of shoreline.
  • DEP is reaching out to drinking, wastewater and hazardous waste facilities to help ensure preparation steps are being taken, and has issued an emergency final order to ensure recovery efforts are not hampered or delayed.
  • Sixteen Florida State Parks are currently closed. DEP is preparing to close more than 20 additional parks by the end of the day today. A full list of closures can be found at https://floridastateparks.org/content/storm-information.

LAKE OKEECHOBEE

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has begun a pre-storm drawdown that includes water releases from Lake Okeechobee. The Corps anticipates the releases will last a short time, with future water management decisions dependent on the water level in the lake after the storm passes.
  • Routine inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike are taking place and additional inspections will begin once the lake approaches 17 feet. The lake level is currently at 13.67 feet.
  • The South Florida Water Management District has begun lowering water levels in canals and moving as much water as possible to tide and south through flood control structures throughout its flood control system in preparation for the storm.
  • Field station staff are also inspecting key parts of the flood control system and ensuring adequate supplies of fuel and equipment for pump stations.
  • The District is closely coordinating with local drainage districts and governments to help them prepare their local canal systems for stormwater runoff from the hurricane.

INSURANCE

  • The Department of Financial Services and the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has activated its internal Incident Management Team (IMT) for coordination of activities related to Hurricane Irma and is preparing to respond to deployments as needed, and prepared to order property insurers to submit claims information from Hurricane Irma.
  • Additionally, in response to the Governor’s Office Executive Order, OIR has notified all entities writing health insurance in the state of their statutory obligation to allow for early prescription refills. OIR is also coordinating with the Agency for Healthcare Administration and Department of Health.
  • Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is encouraging all Floridians to keep all insurance and banking information in one, easily-accessible place. Consumers can download a copy of the Department’s free Emergency Financial Preparedness Toolkit. The Toolkit serves as a one-stop shop for all finance, emergency and insurance contact information. Download and complete the toolkit today.
  • Consumers with questions about their policies and those who need help filing a claim should call the CFO’s free Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-877-693-5236.
  • OIR has updated its “Hurricane Season Resources” webpage, which contains links to information provided by the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program, and contact information for Florida’s property insurers.

State Emergency Operations Center/ Contact Information:

  • The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to level one, which is a full-scale, 24-hours-a-day activation.
  • The Florida Emergency Information Line has been activated and is available 24/7 for families and victors at 1-800-342-3557.
  • The media line is 850-921-0217.
  • Follow @FLSert or @FLGovScott on Twitter for live updates on Hurricane Irma.
  • Visit http://www.floridadisaster.org to find information on shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.
  • On Monday, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida.
  • On Tuesday, Governor Scott requested, and President Donald Trump approved, a pre-landfall emergency declaration for the State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma which provided important preparation resources and assistance from the federal government.

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Florida Governor Scott: We’re Working Aggressively to Get More Fuel to Gas Stations

Today, Florida Governor Scott made the following statement outlining the steps that are being taken to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations.

Governor Scott said, “We are aggressively working around the clock to bring more fuel to Florida gas stations. I have held calls with the federal government, fuel retailers and oil companies to find ways to address this issue. During these calls, I made it clear to retailers and oil companies that I must know exactly what they need so we can work to get fuel to Floridians fast. We have asked fuel companies to identify ships that are in route to our ports so we can arrange military escorts to get them here faster. To further expedite fuel delivery, I have directed state police to escort fuel trucks to gas stations along evacuation routes. For gas stations in evacuation zones: we need you to stay open as long as possible so people can get out. We will arrange police escorts for your employees so they can get out safely. We need your gas stations to stay open as long as possible.

“All Florida ports are operational and able to accept fuel shipments. Currently, there is a fuel ship in route from a refinery in Mississippi to the Port of Tampa for resupply. I have directed the State Emergency Response Team to arrange a military escort into the port. This is in addition to a ship currently in Tampa that is unloading more than 300,000 barrels of fuel to resupply gas stations in the evacuation zones. Our focus will continue to be getting fuel to Floridians quickly.

“I have also waived restrictions and regulations to expedite the ability of fuel trucks to deliver to stations. Also, at my request, the same restrictions have been waived in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama.

“To all Floridians – if you know you are going to shelter in your county, please take only the fuel you need. You don’t need to fill your tank to the brim to stay in your county. This will help ensure all Floridians will have access to gas.”

Governor Scott has taken the following action to expedite fuel delivery:

  • Governor Scott has directed state police to escort fuel delivery trucks so they can quickly deliver fuel to gas stations along evacuation routes. This includes the Florida Keys, where police evacuation escorts have been offered to identified gas station employees so gas stations can stay open as long as possible.
  • Governor Scott has rescinded all weight and driver restrictions for highways so water, food, fuel and emergency supplies can be quickly brought to Florida.
  • Following a request from Governor Scott, the same restrictions have been waived in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
  • Governor Scott has spoken with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, FEMA administrator Brock Long, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao about waiving rules and regulations to get gas into Florida quickly.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an emergency fuel waiver at the Governor’s request which will allow more fuel to quickly enter the state.
  • All Florida ports are operational and are prioritizing fuel shipments.

Fuel Updates

  • The state has worked with fuel suppliers to identify excess fuel in the Western Panhandle to potentially arrange escorts to ensure that there is fuel supply where needed for evacuations.
  • Emergency fuel contractors have secured 1.5 million gallons of fuel for initial delivery and confirmed that additional fuel supply is on standby for future deliveries.
  • The state is working to identify other fuel ships that can be diverted to Florida ports for fuel supply.
  • There is currently a fuel ship in route from a refinery in Mississippi to the Port of Tampa for resupply. The Governor has directed the State Emergency Response Team to arrange a military escort into the port. This is in addition to a ship currently in Tampa that is unloading more than 300,000 barrels of fuel to resupply gas stations in the evacuation zones.

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Hurricane Irma Live Updates: Fuel Availability and Gas Station Outages

Our friends at GasBuddy now maintain a handy app for live updates on fuel availability and gas station outages in states affected by Hurricane Irma.

The app includes a gas-availability tracking system. This includes in-app features and an online tracker to provide information notifying users of gas stations with no fuel or power.

Find gas stations across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina currently without fuel due to Hurricane Irma.

For more information and to download the app, click here.


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Orlando’s Good Eats and Holiday Treats: 2017’s Must-See Events for Fall and Winter

This fall and winter, there is more to see and do in Orlando than any other time of year. With numerous food and wine feasts, unparalleled Halloween thrills and merry holiday theme park events, the excitement in Orlando is warming up even as the weather cools down. For a full schedule of fall happenings, year-round events, insider attraction tips and vacation planning guides, go to VisitOrlando.com.

Orlando’s Food & Wine Feasts
The destination’s growing reputation for superb dining meets a seasonal surge of events for a food-lover’s dream vacation in the fall. From a month-long affordable fine dining program to theme park and resort smorgasbords, there are flavors for all palates through November.

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2017 Spring Training – Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring is just around the corner… and spring training is about to begin! Florida is the home of Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League and spring training 2017.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in late February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Below you’ll find 2017 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

 

George M. Steinbrenner Field

Spring Training Home of the New York Yankees

3802 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614

New York Yankees

New York Yankees 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 241:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, February 261:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 16:35 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 26:35 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 51:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMTeam Canada
Saturday, March 111:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 121:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 156:35 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 181:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 216:35 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 241:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 251:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 261:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMDetroit Tigers
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Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays

373 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 261:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, February 271:07 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 11:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 21:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 31:07 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 51:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 71:07 PMTeam Canada
Saturday, March 111:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 131:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 161:07 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 181:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Monday, March 201:07 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 221:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Friday, March 241:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 251:07 PMTeam Canada Jr.
Sunday, March 261:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 276:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 291:07 PMNew York Yankees
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Joker Marchant Stadium

Spring training home of the Detroit Tigers

2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33809

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMFlorida Southern
Friday, February 241:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, February 251:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, February 271:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 21:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 41:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 61:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 101:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 121:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 171:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 181:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 201:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 241:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 261:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
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Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros

5444 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Washington NationalsHouston Astros

Washington Nationals 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Friday, March 31:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 51:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 91:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 101:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 131:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Thursday, March 161:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 181:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 201:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 231:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 241:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 251:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Sunday, March 261:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMMiami Marlins
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2017 Houston Astros Spring Training Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Saturday, March 41:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 61:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 111:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals
Friday, March 171:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 181:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Sunday, March 191:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 206:05 PM PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 251:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 261:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Champion Stadium

Spring training home of the Atlanta Braves

700 South Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, February 261:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 31:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 41:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Thursday, March 91:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, March 101:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 131:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, March 161:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 181:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 191:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 201:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 236:05 PM PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 251:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMNew York Mets
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Bright House Field

Spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies

601 Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMUniversity of Tampa
Saturday, February 251:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, February 271:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 31:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 41:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 51:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 91:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 101:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 121:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 171:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 181:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 301:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, March 311:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
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McKechnie Field

Spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 31:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 41:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 61:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMDominican Republic
Friday, March 101:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 121:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 171:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 191:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 241:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 251:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 286:05 PM PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
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Hammond Stadium

Spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 247:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, February 261:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, February 271:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 41:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Monday, March 61:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 87:05 PMTeam USA
Thursday, March 91:05 PMTeam Columbia
Saturday, March 111:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 121:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 131:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 181:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 247:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 3112:10 PMRochester
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Tradition Field

Spring training home of the New York Mets

525 NW Peacock Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New York Mets

New York Mets 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:10 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, February 261:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, February 271:10 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 21:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 31:10 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 51:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 81:10 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 91:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Friday, March 101:10 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 111:10 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 131:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 171:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 191:10 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 221:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 241:10 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 261:10 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 271:10 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 281:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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JetBlue Park

Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox

11581 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMNortheastern University
Friday, February 241:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, February 251:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, February 271:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 21:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 51:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 91:05 PMTeam USA
Friday, March 106:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 111:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 166:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Friday, March 171:05 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 191:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 201:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 231:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 251:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Thursday, March 301:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Charlotte Sports Park

Spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays

2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, February 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 31:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 41:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 86:35 PMTeam Colombia
Thursday, March 91:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, March 121:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 171:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 191:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 201:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, March 231:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 251:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 301:05 PMMinnesota Twins
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Ed Smith Stadium

Spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles

2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Monday, February 271:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 21:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 51:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMDominican Republic
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 111:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Monday, March 131:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Thursday, March 166:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, March 191:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 226:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 256:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 271:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 301:05 PMDetroit Tigers
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Roger Dean Stadium

Spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals

4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458

Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals

Miami Marlins 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, February 261:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 31:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 51:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 61:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 101:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 121:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 171:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 191:05 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 247:05Washington Nationals
Saturday, March 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 261:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 271:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 317:05Detroit Tigers
Saturday, April 112:05Detroit Tigers
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St. Louis Cardinals 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Sunday, February 261:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, February 271:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 21:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 41:05 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 91:05 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 111:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 121:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Monday, March 131:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 161:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 181:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins
Saturday, March 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Sunday, March 261:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 2912:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Dates, times and teams subject to change. All times ET.


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Restaurant Discounts for I-4 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-4.  511Coupons.com points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip. 511Coupons.com


For more I-4 information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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