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Tallahassee Crews Deploying To Carolinas

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The City of Tallahassee is ready to help with Hurricane Florence recovery. Tallahassee electric crews are heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this weekend.

Tallahassee electric crews will head to Jacksonville Saturday morning. There, they will meet with other Florida mutual aid crews and convoy together to Santee Cooper. General Manager for Tallahassee Utilities, Rob McGarrah, says mutual aid was a major help locally during Hurricane Irma.

“Every utility in the state of Florida had mutual aid needs. It was the largest, in the electric sector, mutual aid mobilization that I’m aware of in the 30 plus years that I’ve been in the business," says McGarrah.

American Red Cross Volunteers have also made travel plans to the Carolinas to assist with the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief effort.

Jade Jacobs is a fourth year broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University. Before interning at WFSU, Jade worked at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church as a media intern in Dallas, Texas. She has also served as a live shot reporter on FAMU TV News 20, a writer for the FAMUAN and Journey Magazine and a radio personality on WANM 90.5 The Flava Station's Saturday Morning Show. After graduation, she plans to continue to work in the journalism field as a news reporter. She enjoys shopping, inspirational quotes and traveling.