Emergency Management

Emergency Management in the City of Gainesville is under the direction of Gainesville Fire Rescue, and daily activities are handled by the Emergency Manager. When a disaster is imminent or is in-progress, the city's Emergency Operations Center will open, and, with other city departments, coordinate the preparedness, response and recovery activities of the City of Gainesville.

Closures and City Status


Parks will be closed starting 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, 11/9) and closed tomorrow (Thurs, 11/10).

Parks expect to reopen on Friday, 11/11 after inspections are complete.

Affected Services

Trash Collection

All refuse collection services (garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulk, etc.) have been suspended for Thursday, 11/10. Residents are encouraged to remove all containers (carts, bins, etc.) from the curbside and safely store them away until after the storm has passed.

Thursday collections will occur on Friday, 11/11.


The City of Gainesville Regional Transit System will have services suspended for Thursday, 11/10.


Notifications and Preparation