Media Release

311 Rumor Control Line Activated

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:40 PM

Tropical StormALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The 311 Rumor Control phone number is now active. Please use it to verify the most up to the minute information on Tropical Storm Hermine.

The previous Tropical Depression #9 is now officially Tropical Storm Hermine. Movement of the storm is nearly stationary with a north-northeastward motion expected to begin this afternoon, August 31, 2016. Alachua County is now under a Tropical Storm Watch.


  • 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).