Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Monday September 11th, 2017 :: 05:55 a.m. EDT


Hurricane Warning until 02:00PM



* WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Strong Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 55-70 mph with gusts to 90 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until late this afternoon - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Moderate - The wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for strong tropical storm force wind of 58 to 73 mph. - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on protecting life. Properties remain subject to significant wind impacts. - Now is the time to hide from the wind. Failure to adequately shelter may result in injury. Remain sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: High - The flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - Emergency considerations should include a threat of flooding. - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain impacts. - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed recommended actions. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Extensive - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.

* TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Tornado Watch is in effect - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - The tornado threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.



View full article (nws)

Alachua County Sheriff's Office
2621 SE Hawthorne Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 352-367-4000

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP ACSO followed by your message, to 888777

Submit an anonymous web tip

Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Hurricane Warning

Navigate & Discover