Hurricane Hermine

National Weather Service

Tallahassee residents can be forgiven if Hurricane Irma brings on a strong feeling of Déjà vu.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee and Leon County emergency personnel went head-to-head with a major hurricane called “Danica” Thursday (6/8). The purpose of the exercise was to put some of the lessons learned during last year’s Hurricane Hermine to the test.

Tallahassee Leaders Prepare For 2017 Hurricane Season

May 25, 2017
Hurricane
NOAA

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.

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

There’s just a month left for Tallahassee residents to apply for Hermine Disaster recovery money through the State Housing Initiative Partnership, or SHIP.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says it's time for Florida to have an independent redistricting commission.
Nick Evans

Legislation by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is moving from the Senate to the U.S.House. It requires backup jets to be available to gather hurricane atmospheric information.

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Floridians impacted by Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew could get a property tax break. A bill from Rep. Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) would allow those impacted by natural disasters to apply for a property tax reduction. Eagle says right now, people are hit with a double whammy.

Leon County Courthouse,
Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons

The Leon County Government will now be responsible for day to day oversight of the county’s emergency management function. County Administrator Vince Long says the move stems from a recommendation following Hurricane Hermine and removes the responsibility from the sheriff’s office.

City of Tallahassee's twitter

Despite this weekend’s severe weather, more than 130 newly planted trees stayed safe at Lafayette Park.

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Heavy winds this weekend put Tallahassee’s new storm response plan to the test just weeks after city commissioners heard a final report on Hurricane Hermine.

Leon County

Florida’s Arbor Day may be Friday, but Tallahassee and Leon County officials are inviting the public to take part in the area’s own tree planting event Saturday.

A home hit by a large tree during hurricane hermine
Regan McCarthy WFSU News

Leon County Commissioners Tuesday reviewed the local response to Hurricane Hermine. Commissioners received a report containing more than 100 ideas for improvement.

C-Span Screenshot

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is bidding farewell to Congress. Graham recently gave her final speech on the House floor.

Governor Rick Scott's twitter

The Florida Senate’s new budget chair is coming out in support of Governor Rick Scott’s plan to provide pay raises for the state’s law enforcement agencies.

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's facebook page

State wildlife officials are reminding Floridians about the extended Gulf red snapper season this month.

Hurricane
NOAA

Residents and business owners affected by Hurricane Hermine in Manatee, Taylor, and Wakulla Counties can now apply for federal disaster assistance loans. That brings Florida’s total number of qualified counties to 25.

MGN Online

More Florida residents are now eligible for Federal Assistance following Hurricane Hermine. Officials expanded their coverage zone to include two more North Florida Counties.

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website

The “Stuff The Charger” Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway. It’s a way for the Florida Highway Patrol to collect food donations for needy families as well as recent storm victims.

The federal emergency management agency, is urging Floridians with Hurricane Hermine and Matthew-related damage to file their flood claims.

Tom Flanigan

A citizens’ task force has come up with a list of suggestions on how Tallahassee and Leon County can improve disaster response in the wake of Hurricane Hermine. The group, which has been critical of city government in the past, insisted this is simply an effort to be helpful.

Hurricane
NOAA

Florida’s catastrophe fund will suffer minimal losses due to Hurricane Matthew, state officials announced Tuesday. With $17 billion in reserve, the “cat fund” is ready to pay out insurance companies that are overloaded by damage claims.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College's facebook page

The sixth Annual Tree Sale is underway in Valdosta. Due to the recent storms, Valdosta Tree Commissioners have moved up the sale to help with replanting efforts.

Money Available To Hermine-Impacted Small Businesses

Oct 10, 2016
Florida Small Business Development Center

An Emergency Bridge Loan Program is helping local businesses to recover from Hurricane Hermine. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Finds Temporary Home

Oct 5, 2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters and ReThink Energy Florida staff, 2014
Nick Evans

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend is moving to a new location. The organization’s building suffered major damage following Hurricane Hermine.

Tom Flanigan

A community party to show appreciation for all those who helped before during and after Hurricane Hermine took place at Tallahassee's Tom Brown Park on Sunday (10/2).

Gwen Graham's twitter

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is asking federal officials to expand President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration for Florida counties affected by Hurricane Hermine.

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