ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The National Weather Service has placed Alachua County under a tropical storm warning, and a flood watch. There is also a tornado watch until 10 p.m. They have placed areas along the Santa Fe River under a flood warning. Tropical Storm Andrea’s heaviest impact on Alachua County will likely be between the hours of 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and may include: heavy rains (up to 3 to 5 inches), localized flooding, and low end tropical force winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour (mph) with potential gusts of up to 45 mph.
Due to possibility of high winds, high water, and local flooding, Alachua County Emergency Management has activated the 311 Emergency Management Information/Rumor Control Line. Call 311 for the most current information concerning Tropical Storm Andrea.
Listen to the National Weather Service Jacksonville 12 p.m. update
At this time Alachua County is not under a state of emergency. There are no shelter openings, sandbag locations, or planned evacuations.
To report issues related to Tropical Storm Andrea, such as power outages, flooding or downed trees please call:
· In case of an emergency, dial 911
· Alachua County Sherriff’s office, non-emergency line - 352-955-1818
· Gainesville Regional Utilities:
o Electrical Outages - 352-334-2871
o Gas Outage - 352-334-2550
· Clay Electric - 1-888-434-9844
· Florida Power and Light - 1-800-4OUTAGE FREE (1-800-468-8243)
· Duke Power - (800) 228-8485
· Central Florida Electric Coop - 1-800-227-1302 or 352-493-2511
· Alachua County Public Works - 352-374-5245 (from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 7, this number will be active. After noon call the Sherriff’s non-emergency line or 911 for emergencies)
· FDOT Gainesville Maintenance - 352-381-4300
Please call 311 for more information.