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The above link takes you to the WATER Tracker. You will need a login and password to access the Water Tracker. If you do not have a login, please email joni@frwa.net to receive an email with your login name and instructions.

FlaWARN Regional Meetings 2020


March 3 - Bonita Springs | March 5 - Winter Park

8:30 - 9:00 AM


9:00 - 10:00 AM

FlaWARN Intro and Lessons Learned

10:00 - 10:15 AM


10:15 - 11:30 AM

Florida's WATER Tracker

FlaWARN Virtual Regional Meetings 2020

FlaWARN was able to hold two of the regional meeting in March before travel was cancelled due to COVID-19. The other meetings will be held virtually using ZOOM.

There are a lot of exciting things happening this year with FlaWARN. After going through Hurricanes Irma and Michael, it was obvious that changes were needed to the FlaWARN event tracker and StormTracker. This year we are rolling out the Florida’s WATER Tracker which stands for Water Assistance Tracker & Emergency Response.

COVID 19 was a challenge for utilities and we will review how FlaWARN was able to assist utilities and how we will provide mutual aid during a pandemic.

The three regional meetings will each feature a FlaWARN regional coordinator speaking on various topics.

Register now for one of the regional meetings.

DEP OCP CEUs: 04211036; DW, DS, WW; 0.2 CEUs


9:00 - 9:10 AM


9:10 - 9:35 AM

Introduction to FlaWARN | Carol Hinton, UF/TREEO

9:35 - 10:00 AM

Overview of WATER Tracker - Why a new system? | Joni Synatschk, Florida Rural Water Association

10:00 - 10:25 AM

Emergency Response for a Hurricane in a Pandemic | Jamie Hope, Florida Rural Water Association

10:25 - 10:50 AM

Regional Topic Discussions

June 30, 2020

NW FLA FlaWARN, Alicia Keeter, South Walton | Incident Commander Responsibilities during a Hurricane

July 14, 2020

SW FLA FlaWARN Kevin Carter, Broward County Utilities | Regional Coordinator Functions during a Hurricane

July 28, 2020

SE FLA FlaWARN Chris Saliba, US Water | Mutual Aid during COVID

10:50 - 11:00 AM


Recording June 29, 2020 not available

Recording July 14, 2020

Recording July 28, 2020

Recording July 31, 2020


Using WATER Tracker

DEP OCP CEUs: 4211037 DW, DS, WW; 0.1 CEUs

9:00 - 10:00 AM

This webinar will train the utility personnel on how to use WATER Tracker. Topics covered will include setting up utility users, combining all utility facilities into one membership, requesting assistance during an event and providing assistance during an event. No PowerPoint used.

Recording July 15, 2020

FlaWARN Webinar: Lessons Learned from Past Hurricanes

Learn from FlaWARN leaders from two separate areas of Florida

October 22, 2019


Welcome: Carol Hinton, UF TREEO/FlaWARN

Preparing for a Storm: Lessons from Panhandle Utilities: Monica Autrey, P.E. Destin Water Users

SE Florida Utility Council's 2018 Regional FlaWARN Coordination: Kevin Carter, Broward County Water and Wastewater Services

Closing Questions and Comments

Recording October 22, 2019

FlaWARN has set up distribution points for cloth masks provided by the US EPA. The distribution points are: UF/TREEO, FRWA, City of Pompano Beach, Destin Water Users and JEA. Additional sites will be added when we get a new shipment. EPA Points of Mask Distribution

KN95 masks and 3 part fiber masks to wear over the top can be secured from:

Brian Roney at broney@proforma.com | 800-825-1525

213 East Davis Boulevard | Tampa, Fl. 33606

For specific pick-up information from the distribution sites, click below:


The formalized system of "utilities helping utilities" to address mutual aid during emergency situations





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