Below is a press release from the county with information on available
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From: Mathieu Cavell <CavellM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:CavellM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>
Date: September 2, 2016 at 9:07:25 PM EDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: [Leon County/City of Tallahassee] JOINT NEWS RELEASE: As Crews Work to
Restore Power, County and City Offer Relief
JOINT LEON COUNTY / CITY OF TALLAHASSEE NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2016
Mathieu Cavell, Leon County
Community and Media Relations
Alison Faris, City of Tallahassee
As Crews Work to Restore Power, County and City Offer Relief
This evening, Leon County Government and City of Tallahassee officials and
Emergency Management staff provided an update on the impacts of Hurricane
Hermine on utilities and the relief efforts offered to citizens.
City of Tallahassee Utilities and Talquin Electric are working to restore power
as quickly as possible. Due to the significant damage, restoration could take
nearly a week for some customers. County and City crews are working around the
clock responding to hundreds of downed wires and trees.
The American Red Cross will open a comfort shelter tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 3
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Avenue. The
shelter will be open as needed daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for residents to
cool off, hydrate and receive information from area nonprofit agencies.
To assist citizens without water, bottled water distribution sites will be
opened at five locations throughout Leon County. Distribution will be from noon
to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. At the indicated sites
below, The Salvation Army will offer canteen food service two times a day at
12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Lake Jackson Library, 3840-300 N. Monroe Street (Salvation Army canteen food
Woodville Library, 8000 Old Woodville Road
Ft. Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy (Salvation Army canteen
Chaires Community Center, 4768 Chaires Cross Road (Salvation Army canteen food
Miccosukee Community Center, 13887 Moccasin Gap Roar
County and City will resume commercial and residential waste collection service
in Tallahassee and unincorporated Leon County on Saturday, Sept. 3. As a
reminder, due to the Labor Day holiday, next week all customers will receive
service one day later than their regularly scheduled service. Residents able to
remove debris from their property can take it to the Leon County Solid Waste
Management Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., except
Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5.
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).
Residents are strongly urged to avoid travel if at all possible. Staying off
the roadways will allow crews to work more quickly. Additionally, many traffic
lights are out of operation. If travel is necessary, drivers should treat
non-working traffic signals as four way stops.
For timely weather updates, shelter openings, and emergency notifications,
visit Leon County's Emergency Information Portal at
www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EIP<http://www.leoncountyfl.gov/EIP> or the City of
Tallahassee’s website at Talgov.com<http://www.talgov.com/Main/Home.aspx> .
You can monitor local weather conditions by following Leon County Government
and the City of Tallahassee on Twitter at
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
or call 1-888-802-1832.
Follow Leon County Government on
View the Leon County Photo Gallery at
Visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal at
850.606.5300 | cmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:cmr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> |
301 S. Monroe St., Suite 502, Tallahassee, FL 32301