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.

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.

Winter Storm Could Spawn Tornadoes In Tallahassee Tuesday

Nov 25, 2013
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Forecasters say severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in the Tallahassee area tomorrow. The threat is greatest close to the coast from Panama City to the Big Bend.

The National Weather Service predicts rain in Tallahassee from early Tuesday morning until at least sundown. However, meteorologist Jeff Fournier says the greatest threat is at the coast. But he says a wide swath of land from the Gulf Coast to South Central Georgia could see severe weather more associated with summer conditions.

Biggest Threat From Tropical Storm Andrea: Tornadoes

Jun 6, 2013

Most of Florida is under a tornado watch as Tropical Storm Andrea makes landfall. The quick-moving storm is expected to cut through Florida and head into Georgia by midnight.

Tropical Storm Andrea is moving from the Gulf of Mexico across to Jacksonville on the East Coast, with the eye of the storm expected to make landfall in northern Dixie county around 3 p.m. Florida Governor Rick Scott says, the whole state needs to be alert.

Update: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday:

The first named storm of Atlantic season, Andrea, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico and is likely to bring wet weather to parts of Florida's west coast by the end of the week.

Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for the west coast of Florida from Boca Grande to an area along the coast south of Tallahassee.

Andrea had maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour, as of Wednesday evening. It was moving north, and forecasters expected the storm to move northeastward on Thursday.