Media Release

Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter Class

Friday, January 6, 2012 11:00 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 Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The class will be held at the Alachua County Public Health Auditorium (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville). This class is free and open to the public.

Alachua County Emergency Management Director, David Donnelly said, "Severe weather is a fact of life in Florida, and Alachua County is looking for a few good volunteers." He continued, "Even with advancements in technology, such as Doppler radar, government officials must still 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 352-264-6500 or

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).