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Leon County Declares Emergency To Aid Tornado Recovery

Leon County Government

Leon County has declared a state of emergency to help residents in the Baum Road area continue with recovery following a tornado last week that Commissioner Kristen Dozier says devastated the area.

“And the fact that we did not lose anyone in this storm when you see some of the devastation of some of these houses. It is breathtaking. It could have been closer to Alabama had the storm stayed on the ground for a longer period of time,” Dozier says.

Commissioners also waived building permit fees in hopes of helping families recover more quickly. Dozier says there’s lots of clean up left to do. She’s looking for volunteers to help with work like debris removal.  

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Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

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