Stay Safe During Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is scheduled to largely affect Florida in the following days. It is important to have a plan to protect yourself and your family from the potential hazards of the storm, which may include high winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and flooding. 

Please stay tuned to local television and radio as well as to stay updated and informed of any changes or developments as they arise. 

Hurricane Resources
Prior to the storm, we recommend programming your cell and home phones with all of your emergency contact information, as well as family member phone numbers. In addition, create a "hurricane" favorites contact list and bookmark the helpful resources listed below.


Emergency Assistance
Gainesville Regional Utilities (power outage)
City of Ocala Utilities
Federal Emergency Management Agency
State Volunteer & Donations Hotline
Attorney General's Price Gouging Hotline
Salvation Army Donation Helpline
American Red Cross

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
National Hurricane Center:
Weather Underground:
Florida Disaster Shelter Information:

Be prepared and stay safe!


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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