Hurricane Dorian

Latest News and Alerts

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  • The 311 Rumor Control phone number is now active. Please use it to verify the most up to the minute information on Hurricane Dorian. For life threatening emergencies, call 911. For emergencies that are not life threatening, call 352-955-1818.​

Press Releases


To view all Press Releases please visit the Alachua County News Site

Evacuation Updates

Social Media


Residents are encouraged to monitor local news broadcasts closely and the City of Gainesville’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and/or website for the latest updates on the storm. Sign up for email, phone and text notifications at

Alachua County Government Closings

  • ​Please stay tuned to updates from Alachua County as hours of operation may change due to storm conditions.

School Closures


Please use the links below to get the latest information about School Closing notices.

Emergency Shelter Information


Sand Bag Locations

  • Sandbags are available for city residents Friday, Aug. 30 at Public Works (405 NW 39th Ave.) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 31 at Citizens Field (1400 NE Eighth Ave.) from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There is a limit of 10 per person.

    Sandbags are also available in Gainesville today until 5 p.m. at Public Works (405 N.W. 39th Ave.) and Saturday from 8 5 p.m. at Citizens Field (1400 NE 8th Ave.) while supplies last.​

    Please call 352-393-8161 for availability. Please call 352-334-5070 for storm related or flooding concerns.


Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery

  • Please stay tuned to updates from Alachua County as hours of operation may change due to storm conditions at any time.

    For more information please visit or call (352) 338-3233.​


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 Other Updates

  • Please call 352-334-2871 to report power outages and 352-334-2550 for natural gas emergencies.

  • RTS expects to provide regular Saturday and Sunday service and provide holiday service on Monday. They will provide reduced service Tuesday until there are sustained winds of 35mph. Please visit for more info.


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