Hurricane season begins today

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Today is the beginning of hurricane season. Alachua County Emergency Management reminds residents that it is important to take the steps needed to stay alert, prepared, and informed. 

“Residents and visitors of Alachua County need to take a small amount of time now to make sure that they are prepared and ready for whatever may come our way,” said Alachua County Emergency Management Director Jen Grice. “From natural to man-made events, year-round preparedness is key. Knowing where to get true, timely, and trusted information can significantly increase your ability to keep you, your family, and your community safe and informed.”

An excellent way to stay informed during emergencies is by receiving Alachua County emergency text alerts. To sign up, text “ALACHUA” to 888777. 

Below are several links to help prepare in case disaster strikes. Bookmark these links to have them at your fingertips.

For the latest in local disaster information, go to AlachuaCountyReady.com. This is your best site for all local information related to Alachua County.

An emergency supply kit is essential. Residents should gather essential emergency supplies such as water, food, medication, a cell phone charger, and a backup battery. Learn more about what should be included in your emergency supply kit.

There are many different preparations to consider in an emergency, including what to bring to a shelter, evacuation plans, and others. Learn more about emergency preparedness.

For the latest weather information, bookmark the following sites:

Those with special needs can sign up for the Special Needs Program. People with certain physical or medical conditions or limitations who need daily assistance from a provider for personal care, medication administration, or treatment for stable conditions are qualified for admission into a special needs shelter. For more detailed information about the program and to sign up, visit SpecialNeeds.AlachuaCounty.us.

  • Gainesville is partially prepared. We’ve been listening to Harvey “Two Face” blow for quite a while now.

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