Emergency Notifications and Information
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.
Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS)
Alachua County AHAS will send accessible alert messages to internet and video capable devices such as computers, cell phones, smart phones, tablets, and wireless Braille readers. AHAS will also send accessible alert messages to registered residents who are Deaf, Blind, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind before, during, and after an emergency or disaster in Alachua County.
3-1-1 Emergency Line
The Alachua County Crisis Center is staffed 24 hours a day making it an ideal point of information for citizens. When disaster conditions are imminent or have occurred, the Crisis Center becomes the Rumor Control Center. Callers will be able to talk to operators for crisis information. The Rumor Control telephone number is 352.264.6557. Rumor Control serves population within and outside the County. Additionally, the 3-1-1 Emergency Line is activated during a disaster with either recorded messages or live call takers. However, Alachua County 3-1-1 can only be access within the county.
The City of Gainesville and the City of High Springs operate their own notification systems.