Alachua County officials preparing for hurricane season
Contributed photo / Alachua County Fire Rescue
This map of all hurricane and tropical storm activity in Florida from 1880 to 2005 demonstrates that severe weather's impact is not relegated only to South Florida and the coastlines. The red H3 hurricane line marks the largest one, from 1896.
Hurricane season begins Saturday, and local Alachua County agencies are already preparing for emergency operations.
On Wednesday morning, the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center spoke with the media about the upcoming hurricane season.
Alachua County Emergency Management Director David Donnelly said people in the community should also take precautions, such as as creating or updating an emergency kit that includes food and water.
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