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Alachua County, like all counties in Florida, is vulnerable to a variety of hazards and threats that could disrupt our day-to-day lives. From natural disasters such as tropical events, tornados, and severe thunderstorms, to man-made events like cyberattacks, terrorism, and civil disturbances, it is more important than ever to make sure that you and your family are informed, prepared, and ready year-round for any type of event that could affect our area.
While it may be far too easy to panic and wait until the last minute, taking a small amount of time to create a disaster supply kit and develop, communicate, and practice your emergency plans can save you valuable time if disaster does strike. We encourage you to visit some of the links below to find helpful information on preparation for all hazards:
To stay informed during a large-scale incident within Alachua County, text ALACHUA to 888-777, or visit AlachuaCountyReady.com for the most up-to-date Alachua County-specific emergency information.
Alachua County aims to continually improve the accessibility and usability of its website. If you are an individual with a disability and you experience difficulty or require assistance or accommodation in using our website, please contact the Alachua County ADA Coordinator at ADA@alachuacounty.us or call the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275; TDD/TTY Users please call 711 Florida Relay Service.
If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a
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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Under Florida law (Statute 119.011), all information, including e-mail, written
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