Hurricane Michael Update #1

Confidence is high in a northward track to the Florida Panhandle across southwest Georgia to central Georgia, Wednesday through Wednesday night. No warnings or watches are expected for Alachua County. The current forecast is for winds beginning around sunrise on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph until 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Alachua County is expected to receive approximately 1.6 inches of rainfall from the storm. These forecasts are subject to change and the County will continue to send updates as needed.

As of now, no decisions have been made regarding school closures and shelters.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at

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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