Hurricane Michael Update | 10/10 10:50am

October 10, 2018

We continue to receive and share updates from the University of Florida administration as they monitor Hurricane Michael. Based on the storm’s projected path, all classes, events, and clinical activities at P.K. Yonge will be operating on a normal schedule.

The information below was provided by the University of Florida (10/10, 9am):

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has forecast the following conditions for Alachua County in the coming hours:

  • No hurricane or tropical storm watches or warnings are in place for Alachua County.
  • Peak winds are forecast between 20 to 25 m.p.h. with occasional gusts to tropical storm strength possible within the outer rain bands.
  • Winds are most likely to start sometime between 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and end between 3 to 6 a.m. Thursday. These conditions will be intermittent during this period.
  • Rains are projected to be limited to 1.6 inches of total rain in association with the storm. Locally, higher amounts are possible.

Alachua County and city of Gainesville local government offices, Alachua County Public Schools and Santa Fe College are open today. RTS plans to continue normal bus routes.

To stay updated:

Should conditions change, notifications will be sent by phone and email, and updates will be posted on the P.K. Yonge website and Facebook.

In addition, the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network is offering Florida Storms, a free mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards.


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