Media Release

Storm Spotter Class

Friday, January 6, 2017 9:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, is sponsoring a Storm Spotter class on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class is at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 S.E. 27th Street, Gainesville).

The training teaches volunteers how to identify, describe, and report significant local weather events. This information helps the National Weather Service fulfill their mission to protect lives and property.

Alachua County Assistant Emergency Management Director Jeff Bielling said, “A network of trained volunteer observers are the eyes and ears on the ground that provide information which is used to improve weather watch and warning services.”

For more information or to register, contact Jeff Bielling at 352-264-6520 or


  • 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).