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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Due to the potential threat from Hurricane Matthew to the area, Alachua County Emergency Management encourages everyone to make preparations now for the possibility of impacts later this week. Currently, Matthew is making landfall along the southeast portion of Cuba, and will then make its way through the Bahamas and up the east coast of Florida. Alachua County is within the 5-day forecast cone and has a 30-40% chance of tropical storm force winds. The timing of this storm has impacts occurring from Thursday evening until as late as Saturday morning. Please monitor Alachua County Emergency Management’s Facebook page for up-to-date storm information.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
View additional checklists and kit suggestions.
Residents are also encouraged to stay informed about major storm conditions by following Alachua County on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribing to the County's press releases.
For more information, contact Alachua County Communications and Legislative Affairs Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979.
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County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Equal Opportunity
Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TDD users, please
call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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