Tallahasseans Filling Sandbags, Prepping For Hurricane Dorian As Its Track Still Uncertain

Aug 29, 2019

Tallahassee residents fill sandbags provided by the City as Hurricane Dorian makes its way toward Florida's east coast.
Credit Ryan Dailey / WFSU-FM

The City of Tallahassee began giving out sandbags ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s expected landfall over the holiday weekend. Anna Lee picked up some bags at Northwood Center. For Lee and many others, caution is the name of the game as Dorian’s track is uncertain.

"Well the first thing is, I’m praying it’s not going to be a category 4 by the time it gets here," Lee said. "So, going over land usually it does slow – but you know, we saw what happened coming off the Gulf with Michael, and how it actually sped up. So, who knows? 

The latest National Weather Service models show Dorian making landfall as a possible Category 4. It’s expected to make landfall on the eastern central part of the state and move westward. Lee adds she's hoping for the best, as the devastation that Hurricane Michael brought to the Panhandle is still fresh in her mind.

"I think about my friends who are still reeling from Michael, and how much PTSD they have about it," Lee said. "And I’m just hoping that everybody will be fine, and that the state won’t have too much damage."

As of Thursday afternoon, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for all of Florida's 67 counties.