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ALACHUA COUNTY – Alachua County Emergency Management encourages everyone to make hurricane season preparations. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.alertalachua.com.

Alert Alachua provides participants with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Users receive time-sensitive messages wherever specified, such as home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages, and more.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Food and water for pets
  • Medications/medical supplies
  • Items for small children/babies (diapers, formula, etc.)

View additional checklists and kit suggestions.

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