Media Release

Tropical Storm Colin Update #1

Monday, June 6, 2016 12:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - A Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch have been issued for Alachua County and most of Northeast Florida and portions of Southeast Georgia and adjacent coastal waters.

Bands of showers and thunderstorms will move across the area this morning. Widespread and heavier rain will move across the area this afternoon and tonight. There is the potential for sustained Tropical Storm force winds (40 mph or greater) later this afternoon and tonight.

Threats caused by the storm include strong wind gusts in squalls today and tonight (potentially 40 to 60 mph winds). Potential flooding rainfall is possible this afternoon and tonight (2” to 5”). Isolated tornados may threaten the area today and tonight with the passage of this storm system.

To stay informed with the latest information on Tropical Storm Colin, visit the Alachua County Facebook or Twitter pages, or contact Alachua County Rumor Control 311 or 352-264-6557.


  • 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).