Hurricane Season has Begun
Hurricane season is on its way and state leaders want people to be prepared.
Major storms are predicted to splash the Florida coasts and the Alachua County Emergency Operation Center prepares for the unknown.
Agencies like the police, fire, state's attorney and medical all play different roles if a storm or hurricane comes to North Central Florida.
County officials want to make sure everyone is up to speed.
Last year Florida saw 16 named storms, eight of which were hurricanes, and five of those eight were major.
Faye was one that came through North Central Florida.
In 2004, there were hurricanes Jeanne and Francis but by the time they reached Alachua County they were downgraded to tropical storms. Still, both caused damage to major areas.
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