Media Release

Update #1 Tropical Storm Fay

Sunday, August 17, 2008 1:00 AM

5:50 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Fay has taken a westerly jog which may result in a course which travels up the Gulf of Mexico, parallel to the west coast of Florida. Landfall could potentially be due west of Gainesville.  This would put Gainesville on the typically wetter, windier, right side of the storm.  Tropical storm winds could impact Gainesville as early as the evening of Tuesday Aug.19th. 

Alachua County Public Schools will open tomorrow, Aug. 18th, as scheduled.  School Board administration will make any closing announcements in the future if warranted.

To keep citizens informed, the Alachua County 311 Information Line has been activated.  Call 311 for the most current information on Tropical Storm Fay.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).