Hurricane Dorian Update 8-30-19 3:30 p.m.

Hurricane DorianThe Alachua County Commission Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. is not canceled. Additionally, Alachua County offices will be open during their regular business hours on Tuesday.

The County also wants to remind residents that tomorrow is the last day to receive sandbags. Sandbags are available for residents today, August 30, until 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Wayside Park (11855 N.W. US 441, Gainesville). There is a limit of 10 bags per person. Sandbags are also available in Gainesville today until 5 p.m. at Public Works (405 N.W. 39th Ave.) and Saturday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. at Citizens Field (1400 NE 8th Ave.) while supplies last.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the storm. View the latest information about Tropical Storm Dorian from the National Weather Service.

The public will be notified if and when shelters are opened.

To stay informed about current conditions and threats from Hurricane Dorian, call 311, the Alachua County Information and Rumor Control Line. Use it to verify the most up to date information on the hurricane. This number cannot receive texts. Please use 911 for emergencies only.

Residents are encouraged to have an emergency preparedness plan, a basic emergency supply kit, and to register for emergency alerts at www.AlertAlachua.com.

To stay informed about major storm conditions, follow Alachua County on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to the County's press releases.

For more information, call 311.

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