Media Release

Storm Spotter Class

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, is sponsoring a Storm Spotter class on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class is at the Alachua County Public Health Auditorium (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville).

The training will teach skills that will allow attendees to become local volunteer storm trackers.

Alachua County Emergency Management Director, David Donnelly said, “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.” He continued, “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


  • 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).