Alachua County is Now Under a Tropical Storm Watch

Tropical Storm Nicole is large in size. Because of its size, Alachua County is likely to experience tropical storm force winds, with stronger gusts for an extended period of time beginning Wednesday late afternoon through Thursday.

This will be more of a wind than a rain event for Alachua County. Currently, the County is looking at receiving 3 to 4 inches of rain.

The County is likely to see power outages and downed trees. Residents should take some time today and tomorrow to secure any loose items in their yard and tend to any branches they believe may become a problem in tropical storm winds.

Residents should also prepare for the possibility of their power going out. They are encouraged to check on neighbors and other individuals who are known to need assistance preparing for a storm.

Sign up for Alachua County incident updates by texting ALACHUA to 888-777.

For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton at 352-264-6979 or

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