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Cristobal Soaks Tallahassee

Rain drops falling from a black umbrella
Brian Jackson
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Rain drops falling from a black umbrella

While Florida didn’t see any direct impacts from Tropical Storm Cristobal, the weather system did send four inches of much-needed rain to Leon County. County Emergency Management Director Kevin Peters says this weekend’s events put the county at an average amount of rainfall for this time of year. He says the storm also serves as a warning.

“So just a good reminder to people that we are getting back into the summertime and our rainy season is kicking in," says Peters. "We just need to pay attention to the weather and make sure we have our emergency plans ready so we know whether its routine thunderstorms or whether it’s something more serious with hurricane season that we know what we are all going to do as we get through the summer months.”

Cristobal is the third named storm of the 2020 Hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is predicting an above-normal hurricane season this year, with 13 to 19 names storms, and up to six major hurricanes.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.