Alachua County is extending and expanding the mandatory evacuation for those in the flood plain adjacent to the Santa Fe River. We are expanding the area to include a mandatory evacuation for properties adjacent to creeks, rivers, and streams north of N.W. 441. Impacted communities include High Springs, the City of Alachua, and the Town of Lacrosse.
There is one shelter in Alachua County available to evacuees now:
Gainesville shelter: Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center 1028 N.E 14th Street, Gainesville)
Ft. White High School, 17828 FL-47, Fort White, FL 32038
*Special Needs Only* South Columbia-Ft. White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, FL 32038
Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coach Anders Ln, Lake City, FL 32055
Winfield Community Center, 1324 NW Winfield St, Lake City, FL 32055
For a full list of all shelters open up throughout the state of Florida visit floridadisaster.org/shelters/