Hurricane Irma Warning – Leon County


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Leon County is currently under a Hurricane Warning and Tropical Storm Warning until further notice. A hurricane warning is an announcement that hurricane conditions are expected, and these are issued 36 hours in advance.

Plan now because when disaster strikes it is too late to prepare. Leon County and the City of Tallahassee encourage citizens to put disaster supplies in a waterproof and durable five-gallon bucket. Keep these essential items near an exit door in your home or in your vehicle. Some important items include a flashlight, medications, nonperishable food and water.

You can see a full list of preparedness items at www.HaveAHurricanePlan.com/guide.pdf The 2017 Disaster Survival Guide can also be picked up at any Leon County public library or City of Tallahassee community center.

Once you and your family have a hurricane preparedness plan in place, check on your neighbors to ensure that they have one, too. Neighborhoods that prepare together create strong support networks that are vital to a speedy recovery. In the event of a major disaster, your neighbors will be your closest resource and support.

Prepare your home for strong winds by visually inspecting trees on your property for poor health and reduce the risk to your home by trimming hanging limbs. If you have any questions about your tree’s health, contact a Certified Arborist to assist you.

The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering training this week for citizens interested in volunteering during a shelter activation. Learn more by calling 878-6080. Volunteer applications are available at RedCross.org.

Please prepare now before any watches or warnings are issued for Leon County. If you have any questions about how best to prepare, please call Leon County Emergency Management at (850) 606-3700.
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