Tropical Storm Hermine

City of Tallahassee's twitter

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

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.

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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.

MGN Online

After about two months in recess, Congress is back in Washington D.C., and people are hopeful there will be some agreement on what can be done to combat the Zika virus—which has already plagued more than 750 Floridians. That comes as the Senate failed to pass another Zika funding bill again this week and there may be even more issues surrounding the mosquito-borne disease on the table.

Volunteer Florida

Volunteer Florida has a few tips for those interested in volunteering their time or donating money to help Hurricane Hermine victims.

Private Contractors To Help Pick Up Local Debris

Sep 7, 2016
Crews cleaning post Hermine debris in Tallahassee.

The heavy winds of Hermine have left behind fallen trees and broken branches among other unsafe debris on the road. Leon County Spokesman Mathieu Cavell stated the city and county are using private contractors to clean up the community.

During the time of a disaster, the state usually sees a spike in charitable giving. But, Florida officials are asking people to be mindful of charity-related scams, in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. 

Valdosta Phone App Speeds Hurricane Relief

Sep 6, 2016
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Hurricane winds and heavy rain led to downed power lines and power outages after Hermine. The City of Valdosta’s response to the damage may take weeks.

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Emergency officials are urging Gulf Coast residents to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Hermine.

Governor Rick Scott.
Nick Evans

Florida Governor Rick Scott is encouraging north Florida residents to get ready for Tropical Storm Hermine.  The storm is headed for Florida’s panhandle.

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/MGN

The head of the National Hurricane Center has a message for those who could be impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine.

Leon County Prepares Eight Sandbag Stations

Sep 1, 2016
National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Hermine is expected to become a hurricane by the time it hits the Gulf Coast tonight. So, Leon County is giving out sandbags in eight official locations throughout Tallahassee.

Flooding in Florida after a heavy storm.
Roger Wollstadt via Flickr

Low Lying Coastal Areas South of US 98 and 319 in Wakulla County

In response to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine, the Wakulla County Emergency Management Team in coordination with the Wakulla County Administration is issuing an evacuation of low lying coastal homes south of US 98 and 319.  The National Weather Service in Tallahassee is forecasting a storm tide of 5-7 feet for our area which may result in an inundation of 3-5 feet above ground level.

Updated: Panhandle School Districts, Colleges Closed

Aug 31, 2016
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Leon county schools will be closed Thursday and Friday ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine. Superintendent Jackie Pons said the move not only protects children, but also allows six Leon County schools to be converted into staging areas as part of a county-wide emergency plan.

Gov. Rick Scott speaking at the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.
Nick Evans

Updated: Tropical Depression Nine is now Tropical Storm Hermine. It is expected to make landfall in the panhandle. The Coastal areas of Franklin and Wakulla County are under evacuation notices, and Big Bend school districts have announced closures.