Grace reported live on WUFT-FM's continuous hurricane coverage from the Alachua Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Check out the first report from the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center:

The Gainesville Emergency Operations Center was temporarily based at the Gainesville Public Works Department. Grace toured the facility with Gainesville Police Department Public Information Officer Ben Tobias and followed up with him a few hours later when she returned to the newsroom. Here's what he had to say:


Grace also spoke with Suzanne Grant, a spokesperson for Duke Energy in Florida, to see see what they were doing to resolve the power outage issues. Listen to what Grant recommended:

Grace returned to the Alachua County EOC for the final briefings of the day. In the 5pm local briefing, officials announced that the Alachua County EOC would be downgrading to a Level 2 Monitoring stage. Here's Grace's report on the final briefings and interview with Alachua County Emergency Operation Coordinator Ebin Spellman about what that meant and more: