Alachua County's Emergency Alert System
Like most counties, Alachua County offers an emergency alert system. Called CodeRED, the system allows you to register your home and family to recieve emergency notifications for a number of situations. You can visit the system and set your preferences at their community enrollment page of the CodeRed system.
It allows you to recieve emergency notifications regarding severe weather like floods, thunderstorms and tornadoes as well as general notifications of problems in your area based on your address throughout Gainesville and Alachua County.