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.
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.
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.
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.
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.