Media Release

T.S. Fay Update #20 Dangers Still Present

Friday, August 22, 2008 1:00 AM
4:07 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - It is very important for Alachua county residents to understand that conditions continue to be dangerous.  We have had our first fatality report resulting from an automobile accident in which the passenger was killed and the driver is in critical condition.  We have several reports of trees falling on homes and one report of a citizen being struck by a falling tree limb.  We have had dozens of tree down reports.
We expect to get a great deal more rainfall and wind gusts, and while this storm does not seem to have been particularly dangerous or dramatic, the extremely wet ground conditions combined with even mild winds has created a situation much more dangerous than it appears. 
Citizens are urged to stay in their homes and to avoid any unnecessary trips.  This protects not only the safety of the citizens, but also of the emergency workers who are out responding countywide to a variety of dangerous situations.


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

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