2017 Hurricane season

Major Hurricane Irma is still a Category 5 storm and still a significant threat to the entire peninsula of Florida.

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All Leon County Schools will remain open this week. Based on the projected path of Hurricane Irma, county officials say there is less chance of severe weather affecting the district Friday. 

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The Florida Legislature is cancelling upcoming committee meetings ahead of Hurricane Irma. Lawmakers’ preparations for the 2018 session will have to wait.

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Hurricane Irma is on its way toward Florida and Tallahassee residents are getting ready.  The local animal shelter is encouraging people to be sure they plan for their pets.

Mayor Andrew Gillum flanked by city and county officials, including John Dailey (left) speaking about Hurricane Irma prep.
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Just over a year ago, Tallahassee was clearing up the damage after Hurricane Hermine.  That was a Category 1 storm, and now local officials are prepping for a massive, Category 5 hurricane bearing down on the state.

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Floridians are flocking to stores to stock up ahead of Hurricane Irma. Some locations are struggling to keep supplies on the shelves.

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This year Florida lawmakers changed the way the state building codes are updated. There are concerns the new law could weaken the integrity of Florida homes, in order to cut construction costs. In the wake of Harvey, those concerns are taking on a new significance.

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The state’s blood donation centers are sending resources to Texas hospitals affected by Harvey, now a tropical depression. OneBlood is asking Florida residents to give now.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a more active hurricane season than initially expected. The announcement comes as Florida prepares for the peak months of the season – August through October.

Leon County

As Tropical Depression Cindy makes landfall in West Louisiana, Leon County wants to make sure all of its citizens are prepared for the next disaster, through a new app. 

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Despite some minor damage, Franklin County officials say the area is doing well after a tornado hit St. George Island Tuesday.

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The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has launched its Safe Summer Travel Campaign. Florida Highway Patrol Captain Jeffrey Bissainthe says motorists should take several safety precautions during this year’s above-normal hurricane season.

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The yearly "Build a Bucket" effort by Leon County, the City of Tallahassee and organizations like the Red Cross to help area residents prepare for hurricanes was held on Saturday (6/3). The turnout beat all previous records.

Leon County Rolls Out Updated Survival Guide

Jun 1, 2017
Kevin Peters speaks at 2017 Hurricane Season Kickoff
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Hurricane Season is upon us, and Leon County leaders hope to learn from last year’s Hurricane Hermine. County officials want citizens to put their advice into practice.

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With the start of Hurricane season upon us, the state’s Attorney General not only wants Floridians to be prepared, she also wants the public to watch out for scammers.

Tallahassee Leaders Prepare For 2017 Hurricane Season

May 25, 2017
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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.

MGN Online

The official start to the Hurricane Season may be months away, but Panhandle health officials want area residents to start preparing early.

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