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Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday October 10th, 2018 :: 04:24 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Tornado Warning until 05:00PM

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... Southeastern Alachua County in northern Florida... Southeastern Bradford County in northern Florida... West central Putnam County in northeastern Florida... Southwestern Clay County in northeastern Florida...

* Until 500 PM EDT.

* At 409 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Cross Creek, or 10 miles north of Citra, moving north at 35 mph. HAZARD...Tornado. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near... Hawthorne around 420 PM EDT. Melrose and Orange Heights around 430 PM EDT. Keystone Heights and Lake Geneva around 440 PM EDT. Starke around 455 PM EDT. Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Hampton, Grove Park and Waldo.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BRADFORD, FL ... ALACHUA, FL ... PUTNAM, FL ... CLAY, FL

Instructions:

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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

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

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Alert Details

Severity:
Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Tornado Warning

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