Hurricane

Tallahassee Leaders Prepare For 2017 Hurricane Season

May 26, 2017

It’s been just nine months since Hurricane Hermine hit Tallahassee and another hurricane season is just around the corner.  Assistant City manager Cynthia Barber is updating Tallahassee’s approach to disasters.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center issues its 2017 Hurricane season outlook Thursday. NOAA meteorologist Jamie Rhome explains what’s in store for Southwest Florida in the months ahead.  

Hurricane Andrew caused close to $100 million dollars in property damage in the Miami-Dade County school district alone. Roofs were gone, books were soaked, whole schools had to be leveled and rebuilt. But, says Michael Fox, Director of Risk Management for the district, the damage was almost completely covered. “Whatever was not insured, we received grants from the Department of Education to supplement whatever the loss was.”

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Hurricane season starts on June first. Lee County Emergency Management wants residents to be prepared. 


May 7 through 13th is Hurricane Preparedness Week and the state’s largest utility is urging customers to take it seriously.

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