Media Release

Emergency Management on Social Networks

Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:00 AM

May 14, 2009

10 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management is pleased to announce that it has created presences on Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. Emergency Management has expanded its communications capabilities into these social networks with the mission of providing real time online information during severe weather outbreaks, tropical weather incidents and other emergencies. The new web pages will cater to internet users and provide the opportunity to ask questions, send messages and obtain helpful information before, during and after an emergency.

Emergency Management would caution that the best source of real time weather information is NOAA Weather Alert Radios.

The addresses to the pages are as follows:

Twitter -

MySpace -

Facebook -

Emergency Management is a section of the Alachua County Department of Public Safety. 

For more information, contact David Donnelly of Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500.



  • 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).