Media Release

Storm Spotter Class

Friday, April 23, 2010 2:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service Jacksonville, is sponsoring a Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter class on Friday, May 14, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The class is held at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 SE 27th Street, Gainesville).

"Even with advancements in technology, such as Doppler radar, government officials still must rely on a network of trained volunteers to become their eyes and ears on the ground to provide better weather watch and warning services." said David Donnelly, Alachua County Emergency Management Chief. "You can be the one to make a difference and be an asset to our community."

The mission of the National Weather Service and local Emergency Management is to protect lives and property during severe weather incidents.

For more information or to register, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).