Storm Information 


Current Watches/Warnings
Tropical Storm Warning for all North Central Florida Counties until 8PM
Tornado Watch for all North Central Florida Counties until 10PM
Flood Warning in effect for Alachua, Bradford, Columbia Gilchrist until 8PM
General Information/Road Closures 
Evacuation/Shelter/Sandbag Information


  • Sandbags available at Starke City Hall on Thompson Street.


What is the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING? 


-Watch: You should be alert for the POTENTIAL for life threatening weather. You can proceed with your plans, however you should be "on the lookout" for changing weather conditions and be ready to move to a safe place.

-Warning: Means severe weather is imminent or occurring, and precautionary action should be immediate.


To report a power outage, contact your local utility provider at the numbers below. 


Clay Electric: 1-888-434-9844
GRU: 352-334-2871
Progress: 1-800-228-8485
Florida Power & Light: 1-800-468-8243 (or

SECO (352) 368-6822; (352) 368-6825


To report damage or debris in roadway, contact your local law enforcement or emergency manager. 


Alachua County: 352-955-1818

Gilchrist County: 386-935-5406

Dixie County: 352-498-1231 (ext. 0) 

Levy County: 352-486-5213

Marion County: 352-732-9111

Suwannee County: 386-364-3405

Columbia County: 386-752-9212




Other Important Contact Numbers 


Florida Highway Patrol 1-800-395-8248


FHP Marion County 352-732-1260


FHP Alachua County 352-955-2150


Marion County Sheriff 352-732-9111


Alachua County Sheriff 352-367-4000


Levy County Sheriff 352-486-5111


Gilchrist County Sheriff 352-463-3410


Rumor Line 352-264-6557


Alachua County Crisis Center  352-264-6789


To report damage to homes for the city of Ocala:  629-8421


AAA Hotline: 1-800-AAA-HELP


Neighbors Equine Assistance Team Emergency: 386-853-0160



FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Registration:


TTY: 1-800-462-7585


State of Florida Emergency Information 24-hour hotline (FEIL):



State Volunteer and Donations Hotline:

1-800-FL-HELP1 (1-800-354-3571)


Elder Affairs:




Florida Power and Light:

1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243)


Department of Financial Services Insurance Claim Hotline:




Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline:



Agricultural and Consumer Services Price Gouging Hotline:




Salvation Army Donation Helpline:

1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)


American Red Cross:


(1-800-435-7669) logo


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