Media Release

Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter Class

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:45 AM
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, is sponsoring a Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter class on Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The class is held at the Alachua County Public Health Auditorium (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville).
According to Emergency Management Director, David Donnelly, "Severe weather is a fact of life in Florida and Alachua County is looking for a few good volunteers. The mission of the National Weather Service and local Emergency Management is to protect lives and property during severe weather incidents." He continued by saying, "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. You can be the one to make a difference and be an asset to our community."
For more information or to register, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at call 352-264-6500 or email


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).