December 1, 2009
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL -
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville is advising local
emergency management officials on a significant storm system that has the
potential for severe weather to include damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy
rainfall and inland flooding as it approaches the region on Wednesday.
Severe weather is possible
but there remains some uncertainty as to how significant the impact will
be. While most of the Florida Peninsula is at risk, there is an increased threat
for significant severe weather across the North Florida area.
Residents and visitors are
reminded that flood-related deaths and injuries can be avoided if people
who come upon areas covered with water follow this simple advice: Turn
Around Don't Drown.
Citizens should monitor the
progress of the storm system as it moves through our area. Please use this
time to review your plans and check on items in your disaster supply kit.
It is the responsibility of all Floridians to take the necessary steps to
prepare themselves and their family.
Remember, a NOAA Weather
Radio remains the most effective way to receive timely, and official
emergency notifications about weather hazards in your local area.
Additional storm information can be found at the Alachua County Emergency
Management's website (www.alachuacounty.us/em) or by following them on
Twitter and Facebook.
For more information,
contact David Donnelly of Alachua County Emergency Management at