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City, County Release Updated Relief Sites For Food, Water

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

Leon County Government, the City of Tallahassee and Emergency Management staff collaborates with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to continue offering relief to citizens following Hurricane Hermine.

County and City Activities

The Leon County Main Library will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6, but continue to function as a comfort shelter, offered by the American Red Cross, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. for residents to cool off, hydrate and receive information from area nonprofit agencies.

After assessing the areas of greatest need, the County will consolidate its water distribution locations to only the Woodville Library, 8000 Old Woodville Road. Bottled water and personal hygiene kits will be available from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. All other county-operated bottled water distribution sites will cease operations.

City of Tallahassee community centers will resume normal operations and hours on Tuesday, Sept. 6, pending power has been restored. As of 5 p.m. on Sept. 5, Walker-Ford Community Center, Jake Gaither Community Center and Smith-Williams Service Center are without power. Updates about the centers will be posted to the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs department Facebook page. While supplies last, water will continue to be distributed at Jack McLean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Road. For a list of City-run community centers and their hours of operation, please visit Talgov.com/Parks.

Also, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality coordinated efforts to provide free working space to businesses affected by Hurricane Hermine. As of right now, Domi Station, Co-Lab @ The Pod, and the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence will provide free co-working space through Friday. For more information, contact Cristina Paredes at (850) 321-2784 / info@OEVforBusiness.org .

American Red Cross activities

The American Red Cross will continue to operate the comfort shelter, providing snacks, at the Leon County Main library and the overnight shelter at Florida High School, 3000 School House Road.

Also, the American Red Cross mobile unit will be traveling to various neighborhoods throughout the community. If you are in need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1. For more information on how you can volunteer with the Capital Area Chapter of American Red Cross, call (850) 878-6080.

Salvation Army activities

The Salvation Army’s mobile units will continue to offer canteen food service two times per day, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the following locations:

  • Lake Jackson Library, 3840-300 N. Monroe Street 
  • Woodville IGA (Food Giant), 9019 Woodville Hwy
  • Ft. Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy 
  • Chaires Community Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Orange Avenue Apartments, 2917 Country Club Drive (service at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Wilson Green Neighborhood, South Monroe and South Adams (service at 2 p.m.)
  • Jack L. McLean, Jr. Community Center 700 Paul Russell Road (service at 5 p.m.)

For more information on how you can volunteer with The Salvation Army, visit: www.salvationarmyflorida.org/tallahassee

City of Tallahassee Utilities and Talquin Electric are working to restore power as quickly as possible. Due to the significant damage, restoration could take a few more days for some customers. County and City crews are working around the clock responding to approximately 1,000 trees and wires.

City Utilities would also like to remind citizens that they need to treat a wire on the ground as dangerous. If you see a downed wire, please do not go near it, touch it, walk over it or drive over it. To report downed wires, please call 891-4YOU (4968).

Please use caution as crews continue to work on roads that are closed. For timely road closures, shelter openings, and emergency notifications, visit Leon County's Emergency Information Portal at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EIP or the City of Tallahassee’s website at Talgov.com .

You can monitor local weather conditions by following Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee on Twitter at LeonCounty (https://twitter.com/leoncounty and COTNews (https://twitter.com/cotnews) / COTTraffic (https://twitter.com/cottraffic) .

In the event of a power outage, reports can be submitted online at Talgov.com/Outages

(http://www.talgov.com/you/you-outage.aspx) or via DigiTally (http://www.talgov.com/Main/digitally.aspx) and e+ Mobile apps.

Customers can access a map of current outages on both the website and the apps. Talquin Electric customers can report electric or water outages at www.talquinelectric.com

(https://www.talquinelectric.com/services/report-an-outage/) or call 1-888-802-1832.