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List of Local Food, Water And Cooling Stations, Clean Up Sites

Leon County Library will double as one of several food, water and cooling shelters.

Update: Stations will remain open Monday and additional sites have been announced in Wakulla County.

As Tallahassee and Leon County enter Day 2 of recovery the City of Tallahassee and Leon County are staging cooling stations as tens of thousands of people remain without power.

Comfort Shelters / Cooling Centers

With electricity still out for many and temperatures rising, staying cool and safe is important. Also, locations like the County library offer public use computers, nonprofit services, and other ways to pass the time.

  • Leon County Main Library, downtown at 200 West Park Avenue (open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
    • air conditioning, water, restrooms, and with staffing complemented by American Red Cross volunteers
    • public use computers available for those without electricity to connect with loved ones and search for assistance and other services
    • snacks and bottled water provided by America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend
    • other nonprofits onsite to provide information and services--updates to be provided as nonprofits are confirmed
  • Jack L. McLean Community Center at 700 Paul Russell Road (open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • air conditioning, water, and restrooms
  • air conditioning, water, and restrooms
  • Sue Herndon McCollum Community Center at 501 Ingleside Avenue (open from noon to 9 p.m.)

Bottled Water Distribution Site

In some rural areas without power, wells may not have operating pumps. Therefore bottled water is critical as temperatures continue to rise.

  • Staffed by teams of County employees, these sites will offer cases of bottled water.
  • Sites will operated on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from noon to 6 p.m.
    • Lake Jackson Library, 3840-300 N. Monroe Street
    • Woodville Library, 8000 Old Woodville Road
    • Ft. Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy
    • Chaires Community Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
    • Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Roar
  • Citizens need not leave their car; a County employee will carry and load the water.

Hot Meal Service

While power is restored, residents may not be able to prepare a hot meal, or maybe the food they had spoiled. Hot meal service at certain sites will be offered to keep those in need fed.

  • At the following County sites, The Salvation Army will offer canteen food service that is able to feed 1,500 people a day.
    • Lake Jackson Library, 3840-300 N. Monroe Street
    • Ft. Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy
    • Chaires Community Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Canteens will serve food at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Woodville Library, 800 Old Woodville Road  13:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Wakulla County Information

Crawfordville, Florida – The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announce cleanup efforts after Hurricane Hermine.  The Lower Bridge Landfill will be open today, September 5, 2016 through Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., “free of charge” for residents to dispose of green waste/yard debris and food spoilage.  The Lower Bridge Landfill is located at 156 Landfill Rd., Crawfordville.

In addition, for citizens still without power, a cooling and feeding station is setup at the Wakulla County One Stop Community Center located at 318 Shadeville Rd., Crawfordville, today, September 5, 2016 through tomorrow, September 6, 2016 from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Lastly, all BOCC Offices will re-open tomorrow, September 6, 2016.  It should also be noted that all Wakulla County schools will be closed tomorrow, September 6, 2016 and will resume on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.