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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Alachua (FLC001) Florida Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Warning issued April 15 at 9:59PM EDT until further notice by NWS

Tuesday, April 15, 2014...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN FLORIDA.. SANTA FE RIVER AT FORT WHITE AFFECTING ALACHUA...COLUMBIA AND GILCHRIST COUNTIES SANTA FE RIVER AT THREE RIVERS ESTATES AFFECTING COLUMBIA... GILCHRIST AND SUWANNEE COUNTIES SANTA FE RIVER AT HILDRETH ON U.S. 129 BRIDGE AFFECTING GILCHRIST

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Hurricane Preparedness: Get Ahead of the Curve

April 14 -   According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2013 was a slow season for Atlantic hurricanes, with the fewest number of storms since 1982. However, it’s never too early to get prepared for the upcoming 2014 Hurricane season, which begins June 1 and ends November 30. 

Build your knowledge now on what to do before, during and after a hurricane with resources found at www.ready.gov/hurricanes. This site provides you with useful information to build your awareness on hurricanes as well as other tips to prepare for a hurricane such as building an emergency kit and making a communications plan.

The America’s PrepareAthon! website also offers How to Prepare for a Hurricane, a hazard-specific guide, which provides information on the basics of each hazard, how to protect yourself and your property, and what steps to take now.

Be well informed and get the jump on hurricane season today!

Emergency Management CY 2013 Accomplishments

April 7, 2014 - What does Emergency Management do when there are no disasters? Well, planning, training, and exercises for a start, as well as public outreach. Click here to view our infogram summing up some of EM's accomplishments last year.

Active Shooter Preparedness Resources

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created the Active Shooter Preparedness Website to collect in one place the DHS resources, documents and training available to Emergency Responders and the Public.

In addition to webinars,  information on scheduling training and an Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Indepedent Study course (IS 907) , the site also list guides for campus safety and research on threat assessments produced by the U.S. Secret Service.

 

* Active Shooter Booklet
* Active Shooter Poster
* Active Shooter Poster (en Espanol)
*Active Shooter Pocket Card
*Active Shooter Pocket Card (en Espanol)
* Run-Hide-Fight Video (City of Houston, TX)

 


Dave Donnelly, CEM®, FPEM, CPM
Emergency Management Director
352.264.6500
dad@alachuacounty.us
Ebbin Spellman, CEM®, CPM
Emergency Management Coordinator
352.264.6500
espellman@alachuacounty.us
Jeffrey Bielling
Assistant Director, Emergency Management
352.264.6500
Jen Horner, MPH
Emergency Management Coordinator
352.264.6500

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