June 1 every year kicks off hurricane season in Florida, and while major storms are few, we do experience a lot of rainfall and winds from tropical storms that come through the Gainesville and Alachua County area.
Before a storm gets near, it’s a good idea to make sure you, your family, and your home are prepared for some of the more common weather-related emergencies like tree debris and/or flooding. Check out this home emergency preparedness plan to get you started on planning the best solutions for your family.
Don’t forget to have a list of the local emergency phone numbers to call if you need assistance. Here are some helpful emergency numbers in the area:
- Power Outages, Emergencies & Downed Power Lines (352) 334-2871
- Natural Gas Service Emergencies (352) 334-2550
- Wastewater Service Emergencies (352) 334-2711
- GRU Customer Service (352) 334-3434
- Clay Electric Customer Service (888) 434-9844
- Alachua County Emergency Management (352) 264-6500
- Alachua County Storm Watch
- Alachua County Emergency Management
- City of Gainesville
- National Weather Service
This is the time to check with your homeowner insurance policy and see what your coverage options are in case of tropical storm damage. Make sure you are covered before the storm hits, more information available – Florida weather and homeowners insurance.