University of Florida officials continue to assess damages on campus. Local law enforcement and other first responders report most major roads are impassable across the county from downed trees, and on campus, Lake Alice has overflowed its banks flooding Mowry Road, Museum Road and Gale Lemerand Drive.
Even if the weather clears, UF faculty and staff should not come to campus for any reason unless they are essential personnel or called in by their supervisors.
Students should stay indoors, and not walk or bike around campus until UF officials deem it safe. Numerous limbs are dangling precariously from trees, and high winds will continue through the afternoon.
If you are in a safe shelter now, that’s where you should stay for the time being.
All employees outside of Alachua County should follow guidance from their local public safety officials.