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For Assistance After The Storm 2-1-1 Big Bend

  • 15 October 2018
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For Assistance After The Storm 2-1-1 Big Bend

 

Following Hurricane Michael, individuals and families in need can contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 211 from a cell phone or landline. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7, hotline available in multiple languages, that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support, short-term counseling and other basic needs before, during and after disasters. 

Calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Trained hotline counselors are available to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information.

 

Dial 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333 for 24/7 human service information and assistance.

Bilingual and translation services are available. TDD/TTY or 711Florida Relay is available for hearing impaired individuals.

For more information, visit www.211bigbend.org

About 2-1-1 Big Bend

2-1-1 Big Bend, A United Way Agency, is your gateway to human services in the eight-county region of the big bend. 2-1-1 Big Bend is a non-profit 501c3 organization accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and the American Association of Suicidality. The agency’s mission is to provide assessment, emotional support, crisis assistance, education, training and referrals with accurate, up-to-date resource info.

 

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  • Leon County Government Employment Opportunities - 10.01.18

    Leon County Government Employment Opportunities - 10.01.18

    LEON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    If you are driven by making a difference on the issues that matter most to our community and committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer service and exercising responsible stewardship of our community’s resources, then you may have what it takes to join our team. 

     Do you want to join the Leon County team?  Apply Online.

     

    CLOSING DATE:  October 5, 2018 

    Planner I

    Facilities Maintenance Supervisor 

    Administrative Associate V

     

    Open Continuously       

    Paramedic (PRN)

    EMT (PRN)

     

    Consolidated Dispatch Agency

     Public Safety Communications Operator (Open Continuously)

    http://www.talgov.com/employment/cda-psco.aspx

     

     For additional information on Leon County employment opportunities:

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  • Citizens Urged to Prepare as Tropical Storm Michael Approaches

    Citizens Urged to Prepare as Tropical Storm Michael Approaches

    NEWS ADVISORY
    October 7, 2018 
     
    CONTACT
    Mathieu Cavell
    Leon County Community and Media Relations
    (850) 606-5300
     
    Alison Faris
    City of Tallahassee Communications
    (850) 891-8533
    Citizens Urged to Prepare as Tropical Storm Michael Approaches
     
    As Tropical Storm Michael approaches the Gulf Coast, Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee remind citizens, agencies and organizations to be prepared and resilient. With the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region in the forecasted path, now is the time to gather your disaster supplies, check your emergency plans and get the resources you need to stay informed.
     
    While the path and strength of Tropical Storm Michael remains uncertain, use the following information to keep you and your family safe.
     
    Stay Informed
    Tropical Storm Michael is forecasted to impact the Leon County area as early as Tuesday. To stay up-to-date on Leon County and the City of Tallahassee’s preparedness actions, such as sand bag locations, shelter openings and preparedness tips, you have the following resources:
    • Download the Leon County Citizens Connect mobile application – Completely redesigned, the Citizens Connect mobile app puts timely emergency notifications at your fingertips through push notifications on your smartphone or other device. Be the first to know about shelter locations, road closures and service changes by downloading the application on the Apple and Google Play stores.
    • Download DigiTally app – Citizens should also download the City’s free DigiTally app now. Through the app, you can easily report issues such as downed trees and power outages. The outage reporting page on Talgov.com and DigiTally feature a map that shows reported outages.
    • Visit Talgov.com – The City’s website is a key resource for community response information, as well as details about City services.
    • Visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal – Hosting the same information as the Citizens Connect app, the Emergency Information Portal can be accessed on a desktop or a mobile browser by visiting www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI .
    • Listen to 88.9 WFSU-FM – Citizens can tune in to 88.9 FM for the most up-to-date information from local public safety officials. Featuring to-the-minute reporting, WFSU, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee remain committed to getting information out on the radio as soon as possible.
    • Call Big Bend 2-1-1 – If you need community information, services and support any day of the year, Big Bend 2-1-1 is reachable by dialing either 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333.
    • Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, the Leon County Citizens Information Line will be active at (850) 606-3700 to answer questions about disaster operations, preparedness, and recovery.
    Sandbag Locations
    Two City sandbag sites opened today, Oct. 7. On Monday, Oct. 8, beginning at 10 a.m., the County will open additional locations. The full lis
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  • Leon County Commission Meeting Canceled and Other Service Changes in Advance of Hurricane Michael

    Leon County Commission Meeting Canceled and Other Service Changes in Advance of Hurricane Michael

    Leon County Commission Meeting Canceled and Other Service Changes in Advance of Hurricane Michael

     

    Due to storm preparations and activities, Leon County offices, libraries and parks will be closed starting at noon on Tuesday, October 9 and will remain closed through Thursday, October 11. Also, the Tuesday, October 9, Leon County Board of County Commissioners Meeting has been canceled. All items will be on the agenda for the October 23 meeting.

    Solid waste collection in the County will be suspended on Wednesday, October 10. Residents are urged to secure their collection bins during the storm. Further details on waste collection service will be announced later this week.

    For timely weather updates and emergency notifications, visit Leon County's Emergency Information Portal at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EIP. Citizens are also encouraged to download the Leon County Citizens Connect App for up to date emergency information.

    You can monitor local weather conditions by following Leon County Government on Twitter at @Leon County. 

    For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov.

     

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  • Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Monday, October 8

    Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Monday, October 8

     

    For Monday, October 8

    Stay Informed

    As Hurricane Michael approaches our area, Leon County Emergency Management is actively monitoring and executing our emergency plans for this powerful storm. To stay up-to-date on Leon County preparedness actions, such as sand bag locations, shelter openings and preparedness tips, you have the following resources:

    • Download the Leon County Citizens Connect mobile application - Completely redesigned, the Citizens Connect mobile app puts timely emergency notifications at your fingertips through push notifications on your smartphone or other device. Be the first to know about shelter locations, road closures and service changes by downloading the application on the Apple and Google Play stores.
    • Visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal - Hosting the same information as the Citizens Connect app, the Emergency Information Portal can be accessed on a desktop or a mobile browser by visiting www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI .
    • Listen to 88.9 WFSU-FM - Citizens can tune in to 88.9 FM for the most up-to-date information from local public safety officials. Featuring to-the-minute reporting, WFSU, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee remain committed to getting information out on the radio as soon as possible.
    • Additionally, iHeartRadio will also provide updates on the following stations: WFLA-FM 100.7, WFLF-FM 94.5, WTNT 94.9, KISS-FM 107.1, X-FM101.5, The Beat-FM 105.3.
    • Call Big Bend 2-1-1 - If you need community information, services and support any day of the year, Big Bend 2-1-1 is reachable by dialing either 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333.
    • Call (850) 606-3700 with questionsRead more
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  • Flash Flood Watch for Leon County until 10/11/2018 at 8 a.m.

    Flash Flood Watch for Leon County until 10/11/2018 at 8 a.m.

    Flash Flood Watch for Leon County until 10/11/2018 at 8 a.m. 

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  • Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Tuesday, October 9

    Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Tuesday, October 9

    For Tuesday, October 9

    As our community braces for Hurricane Michael, Leon County Emergency Management is preparing for response and recovery operations and executing our emergency plans for this powerful storm, forecasted to become a Category 3 hurricane.

    Important Updates

    Shelter Locations:

    On Tuesday, October 9, Leon announced the following locations for shelter openings:

    • Lawton Chiles High School, 7200 Lawton Chiles Ln. This shelter is pet accessible.
    • Lincoln High School, 3838 Trojan Trail
    • Braden Elementary, 15100 Blountstown Hwy
    • SAIL High School, 2006 Jackson Bluff Rd
    • Godby High School, 1717 W. Tharpe St
    • Opening at 6 pm, Leon High School, 550 E Tennessee St

    Shelters will have water and snacks available. Individuals planning to go to a shelter must bring any necessary items, including food, medications, bedding/cots, and anything you need to feel comfortable. 

    If you have special needs, please contact the Leon County Citizens Information Line at (850) 606 -3700.

    If you need a ride to a shelter, contact StarMetro at (850) 891-5199.

    Office, School, and University/College Closures:

    • Leon County offices and facilities closed today, Tuesday October 9, at noon and will remain closed Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11.
    • The Tuesday, October 9 Leon County Board of County Commissioners Meeting was canceled.
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  • Remain Alert To Carbon Monoxide Dangers During Michael

    Remain Alert To Carbon Monoxide Dangers During Michael

    Remain Alert To Carbon Monoxide Dangers During Michael

    Residents advised not to use generators, grills indoors

     

    Tallahassee -- As communities across the Big Bend region prepare for Hurricane Michael, the Florida Department of Health in Leon County urges residents to take precautions against carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

    CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas and is highly poisonous. Depending on the level of exposure, CO may cause fatigue, weakness, chest pains for those with heart disease, shortness of breath upon exertion, nausea, vomiting, headaches, confusion, lack of coordination, impaired vision, loss of consciousness and, in severe cases, death.

    DOH-Leon recommends the following precautions to help prevent CO poisoning:

    • Do not burn charcoal or gas grills inside a house, garage, vehicle, tent or fireplace.
    • NEVER use a generator indoors, including in homes, garages, basements, crawl spaces and other enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation. Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent CO buildup in the home.
    • ALWAYS locate the unit outdoors on a dry surface, away from doors, windows, vents and air conditioning equipment that could allow CO to come indoors. Follow the instructions that come with your generator.
    • Install battery-operated CO alarms or plug-in CO alarms with battery backup in your home, according to the manufacturer's installation instructions. The CO alarms should be certified to the requirements of the latest safety standards for CO alarms.
    • Test your CO alarms frequently and replace dead batteries.
    • Remember that you cannot see or smell CO and portable generators can produce high levels of CO very quickly.
    • If you start to feel sick, dizzy or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air RIGHT AWAY...DO NOT DELAY.
    • If you have a poisoning emergency, call your nearest Florida Poison Information Center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 9-1-1 immediately.

    For more information, please contact DOH-Leon at (305) 924-6839 or check out the Hurricane Information Fact Sheets posted at www.floridahealth.gov .

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  • Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Wednesday, October 10

    Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Wednesday, October 10

    For Wednesday, October 10

    Hurricane Michael made landfall around 2:00 pm today near Mexico Beach. Leon County Emergency Management is preparing for response and recovery operations and executing our emergency plans for this powerful storm.

    Important Updates

    Shelter Locations:

    • Lawton Chiles High School, 7200 Lawton Chiles Ln. This shelter is pet accessible.
    • Lincoln High School, 3838 Trojan Trail
    • Braden Elementary, 15100 Blountstown Hwy
    • SAIL High School, 2006 Jackson Bluff Rd
    • Godby High School, 1717 W. Tharpe St
    • Leon High School, 550 E Tennessee St

    Shelters will only have water and snacks available.

    Office, School, and University/College Closures:

    • Leon County offices and facilities will remain closed Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11.
    • City offices and facilities will remain closed until further notice.
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  • Leon County and City of Tallahassee Offices to Remain Closed Friday, October 12

    Leon County and City of Tallahassee Offices to Remain Closed Friday, October 12

    Leon County and City of Tallahassee Offices to Remain Closed Friday, October 12

    As crews continue to clear roads of downed trees and restore power following Hurricane Michael, Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee offices will remain closed Friday, October 12.

    To stay informed about recovery efforts, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov and Talgov.com. Also, you can call the Leon County Citizens Information Line at (850) 606-3700 to receive updates on emergency operations.

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  • Leon County to Open Comfort Station Following Hurricane Michael

    Leon County to Open Comfort Station Following Hurricane Michael

    Leon County to Open Comfort Station Following Hurricane Michael

    To help recover from Hurricane Michael, Leon County will open the downtown LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library as a comfort station to provide snacks, air conditioning, public computer access, a place to charge a tablet or phone, check out materials and much more. The comfort station will open Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is located at the Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

    Days before Michael brought high winds and rain, Leon County staged needed supplies at the Main Library in anticipation of a severe storm. With school scheduled to remain closed on Friday, October 12, the Main Library comfort station can be used as a resource for families and others impacted by Michael. And for this period of time, you do not need a library card or be a Leon County resident to use the library’s various services.

    The Leon County Main Library will be staffed by County librarians and volunteers to help meet the needs of the community as we recover from Michael. Information on services offered by non-profit organizations to recover from disasters will be available.

    For additional emergency information, visit http://www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei or call the Leon County Citizens Information Line at (850) 606-3700.

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  • Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Thursday, October 11

    Leon County Emergency Management: Hurricane Michael Daily Brief - Thursday, October 11

    For Thursday, October 11

    Hurricane Michael made landfall around 2:00 pm yesterday near Mexico Beach as a category 4 hurricane with Leon County experiencing tropical storm force wind gusts for nearly 12 hours. Leon County Emergency Management is preparing for response and recovery operations and executing our emergency plans for this powerful storm.

    Important Updates

    Shelter Locations:

    As risk shelter occupants return home following Hurricane Michael, Leon County will consolidate risk shelter operations to Sail High School, 2006 Jackson Bluff Road. Sail High School will remain open until other host shelter locations are identified, surveyed, and opened as soon as possible. Sail High School will be pet accessible, too.

    The shelter will only have water and snacks available.

    Damage Assessments

    Comfort Station

    • To help recover from Hurricane Michael, Leon County will open the downtown Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave, as a comfort station from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 12.
    • In coordination with local area agencies, the comfort station offers a place to cool off, assistance and information on storm recovery efforts, charging stations for electronic devices, light snacks and refreshments, public access to computers and Wi-Fi, and more.
    • The City of Tallahassee has opened similar comfort stations, which will be listed on the City’s website (talgov.com/michaelRead more
  • After Michael, Leon County to Waive Permit Fees to Rebuild

    After Michael, Leon County to Waive Permit Fees to Rebuild

    After Michael, Leon County to Waive Permit Fees to Rebuild

    To help the community rebuild after Hurricane Michael, Leon County will waive building permit fees for storm-related repairs. Citizens and contractors may begin storm related repairs immediately and apply for the necessary permits afterwards and removal of storm-damaged trees.

    Starting Tuesday, October 16, those interested in the waiver should contact Leon County Development Support and Environmental Management at (850) 606-1300 / www.LeonPermits.org .

    To be eligible for the waiver, the person performing the work must be the homeowner or a licensed contractor.

    As a reminder, you should always make sure that your contractor is licensed by the State of Florida. The licensing process protects property owners from incompetent or dishonest contractors.

    A list of licensed contractors can be found at www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/ or by calling the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 487-1395 once State offices reopen.

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  • Leon County Extends Free-of-Charge Waste/Debris Collection at County Facilities

    Leon County Extends Free-of-Charge Waste/Debris Collection at County Facilities

    Leon County Extends Free-of-Charge Waste/Debris Collection at County Facilities

    As Leon County residents continue to clean up their properties following Hurricane Michael, Leon County has extended the free-of-charge period for both the Solid Waste Management Facility and the Rural Waste Service Centers. The facilities will be open their normal hours starting Saturday, Oct. 13 and remain free of charge until Sunday, October 21.

    The Solid Waste Management Facility (7550 Apalachee Parkway) will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Rural Waste Service Centers will be open Fridays (closed today) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Road
    • Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Road
    • Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Road

    For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste or call Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1800 during normal business hours. During disaster recovery, call the Citizens Information Line at (850) 606-3700.

    For emergency information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI.

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  • Update on Leon County's Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 12

    Update on Leon County's Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 12

    Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities

    Following Hurricane Michael for October 12

     

    Following is an update on Hurricane Michael response and recover activities as of Friday morning, October 12, 2018.

    Shelter Status:

    We have consolidated all general population risk shelters to a single location at Sail High School.   As of this morning, approximately 80 citizens are still sheltered at Sail High School, and 100 citizens remain in the special needs shelter at Florida High School. We continue working to demobilize the Sail High School risk shelter and transition to host shelters as soon as power is restored to host shelter locations identified by the Red Cross. Our partners continue to provide meals and water to shelterees at Sail in the meantime. We are also coordinating with the Florida Department of Health to provide generator power to the Health Department facility on Orange Avenue, after which we will transition the special needs shelter from Florida High to that location.

    Public Safety:

    We have had no loss of life directly related to the storm.  Leon County EMS has responded to all calls for service and continues to operate with elevated staffing with call volume above normal levels. EMS is staffing 3 extra units during today’s shift, and 1 extra unit during tonight’s shift. EMS staff is also stationed at the special needs shelter 24/7 to assist with any medical needs that may arise.  EMS has responded to roughly 3x the usual call volume.

    Road Clearing:

    As previously reported, there are extensive downed trees blocking virtually all of our major roadways in the County. Public Works remains fully activated with 130 personnel working in Alpha and Bravo shifts to reopen blocked roads as late as it is safe to do so. Leon County Public Works has 15 crews in the field, supplemented by additional contracted crews who arrived yesterday and today. Additional contracted crews are arriving tomorrow to assist with cut and toss operations. At this time, crews continue working to clear major connector roads after which they will focus on clearing neighborhood roads. We continue to update the Emergency Information Portal (EIP; www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei) with the most up to date information about the status of road closures and reopenings. 

    Debris Collection:

    We have activated our primary debris collection contractor who arrived this morning with resources to begin collecting residential debris, which will begin tomorrow morning (Saturday). Public Works staff met with the debris contractor this morning regarding debris collection zones and

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  • Following Michael, Debris Collection Begins Saturday, October 13

    Following Michael, Debris Collection Begins Saturday, October 13

    Following Michael, Debris Collection Begins Saturday, October 13

    After Michael’s impacts, Leon County residents have begun to clean up their properties. In anticipation of widespread storm damage, Leon County activated its storm-related debris collection efforts days before the storm.

    Storm-related debris collection in the unincorporated areas of Leon County will begin Saturday, October 13 and will continue until all storm-related debris is picked up. Weekend debris removal efforts will focus on the County’s main corridors, schools, and school bus stops in the unincorporated areas.

    Starting Monday, October 15, a map of debris collection activities and an update on operations will be available daily at: www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI/Debris .

    As citizens begin their cleanup, please remember the following tips:

    • All debris for collection should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb.
    • When possible, leave vegetative debris loose and unbagged at the curb.
    • Debris should be separated at the curb from vegetative, construction and demolition, appliances and white goods and electronics, and household hazardous waste.
    • Be careful and safe when moving large, bulky storm-related debris to the curb.
    • Debris removal trucks will not pick up household garbage; Waste Pro will continue to collect trash and recycling as usual on an adjusted schedule.
    • Do not stack or lean debris against sprinkler heads, meters, poles, trees, backflows, and other structures.

    For further information on how best to organize debris and how to safely place materials at the curb, please review the included debris disposal guide .

    Also, Leon County has extended the free-of-charge period for both the Solid Waste Management Facility and the Rural Waste Service Centers. The facilities will be open their normal hours starting Friday, October 12 and remain free of charge until Sunday, October 21.

    The Solid Waste Management Facility (7550 Apalachee Parkway) will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Rural Waste Service Centers will be open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Road
    • Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Road
    • Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Road

    For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste or call Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1800 during normal business hours. During disaster recovery, call the Citizens Informati

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  • Evening Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 12

    Evening Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 12

    Evening Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities

    Following Hurricane Michael for October 12

     

    Following is an update on Hurricane Michael response and recover activities as of Friday evening, October 12, 2018.

    Shelter Status:

    As of this afternoon, 71 citizens are still sheltered at Sail High School and 93 citizens remain in the special needs shelter at Florida High. We continue working to demobilize the Sail High School risk shelter as quickly as possible and will transition shelterees to Bethel AME Church (501 W. Orange Avenue) as a host shelter as soon as power is confirmed available. Our partners continue to provide meals and water to shelterees at Sail in the meantime. Florida State University Schools has allowed the special needs shelter to continue operating as a special needs shelter based on the current need, so the Florida Department of Health will not be transitioning to another facility at this time.

    Public Safety:

    We have had no loss of life directly related to the storm.  Leon County EMS has responded to all calls for service but continues to operate with elevated staffing with call volume above normal levels. EMS is staffing 3 extra units during today’s shift, and 1 extra unit during tonight’s shift. EMS staff is also stationed at the special needs shelter 24/7 to assist with any medical needs that may arise.  EMS has responded to roughly 3x the usual call volume.

    Road Clearing:

    As previously reported, there are extensive downed trees blocking virtually all of our major roadways in the County. Public Works remains fully activated with 130 personnel working in Alpha and Bravo shifts to reopen blocked roads as late as it is safe to do so. Leon County Public Works has 15 crews in the field, supplemented by additional contracted crews who arrived yesterday and today. As of this afternoon, Public Works and contract crews have cleared 383 blocked roads throughout the County. Cut and toss operations along the County’s main corridors are anticipated to be completed by mid-day on Saturday, and road clearing will continue on collector roads and neighborhoods throughout the weekend.

    Debris Collection:

    We have activated our primary debris collection contractor who arrived this morning with resources to begin collecting residential debris. Storm-related debris collection in the unincorporated areas of Leon County will begin Saturday, October 13 and will continue until all storm-related debris is picked up. Weekend debris removal efforts will focus on the County’s main corridors, schools, and school bus stops in the unincorporated areas.

    Starting Monday, October 15, a map of d

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  • Feeding Operations Continue After Hurricane Michael

    Feeding Operations Continue After Hurricane Michael

    Feeding Operations Continue After Hurricane Michael

    To help recover from Hurricane Michael, Leon County continues to coordinate feeding operations throughout the community.  

    Salvation Army will serve lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Lawrence-Gregory Community Center - 1115 Dade St.
    • Friendship Primitive Baptist - 700 Putnam Dr.
    • Woodville Branch Library - 8000 Old Woodville Rd.
    • Braden Community Park – 15100 Blountstown Hwy

    Leon County and City of Tallahassee, complemented by the National Guard, will offer Meal-Ready- to-Eat (MREs) and water, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Braden Community Center – 16387 Blountstown Highway
    • Lewis Hall Sr., Woodville Park – 1492 J. Lewis Hall Sr. Lane
    • Apalachee Regional Park – 7550 Apalachee Parkway
    • Fire Station #4 – 2899 West Pensacola Street
    • Fire Station #1 – 327 North Adams Street
    • Fire Station #2 – 2805 Sharer Road
    • Fred George Park – 4830 Fred George Road
    • Miccosukee (Concord School) – 15011 Cromartie Road
    • Fire Station #3 – 3005 South Monroe Street
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  • Morning Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 13

    Morning Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 13

    Morning Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities

    Following Hurricane Michael for October 13

     

    Following is an update on Hurricane Michael response and recover activities as of Saturday morning, October 13, 2018.

    Shelter Status:

    As of this morning, 24 citizens are still sheltered at Sail High School and 70 citizens remain in the special needs shelter at Florida High. We continue working to demobilize the Sail High School risk shelter as quickly as possible and will transition shelterees to a host shelter by noon on Sunday. Our partners continue to provide meals and water to shelterees at Sail in the meantime. Florida State University Schools has allowed the special needs shelter to continue operating as a special needs shelter based on the current need, so Florida Department of Health will not be transitioning to another facility at this time.

    Public Safety:

    We have had no loss of life directly related to the storm.  Leon County EMS has returned to normal staffing as call volumes have returned to normal. EMS staff remains stationed at the special needs shelter 24/7 to assist with any medical needs that may arise.  

    Road Clearing:

    As previously reported, there are extensive downed trees blocking virtually all of our major roadways in the County. Public Works remains fully activated with 130 personnel working in Alpha and Bravo shifts to reopen blocked roads as late as it is safe to do so. Leon County Public Works has 15 crews in the field, supplemented by 7 additional contracted crews. Working around the clock, Leon County Public Works has made significant progress by clearing 581 blocked roads since the winds died down late Wednesday evening. By midday today, all major and arterial County roads will be passable by car. Notably, Centerville was cleared just minutes ago, and operations continue along Bannerman Road and Meridian Road. In addition, dedicated Public Works crews are working to clear school entrances and exits and bus routes in the unincorporated area. Cut and toss operations along the County’s main corridors are anticipated to be completed by mid-day today, and road clearing will continue on collector roads and neighborhoods throughout the weekend.

    Debris Removal:

    We have activated our primary debris collection contractor who arrived yesterday with resources to begin collecting residential debris. Storm-related debris collection in the unincorporated areas of Leon County will begin today and will continue until all storm-related debris is picked up. Weekend debris removal efforts will focus on the County&

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  • Evening Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 13

    Evening Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities Following Hurricane Michael for October 13

    Evening Update on Leon County’s Recovery Activities

    Following Hurricane Michael for October 13

     

    Following is an update on Hurricane Michael response and recover activities as of Saturday evening, October 13, 2018.

    Shelter Status:

    As of this afternoon, 24 citizens are sheltered at Sail High School and 70 citizens remain in the special needs shelter at Florida High. We are demobilizing Sail High School as a risk shelter and transition remaining shelterees to a host shelter at Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Complex this afternoon. Our partners continue to provide meals and water to shelterees at Sail in the meantime. The state has established a regional special needs shelter at Florida State University to provide care for special needs citizens from the most impacted counties; the state will make a determination regarding when to transition the Florida High special needs shelter to this regional shelter. Florida High will reopen for classes on Monday while the special needs shelter occupies the gymnasium.

    Public Safety:

    We have had no loss of life directly related to the storm.  Leon County EMS has returned to normal staffing as call volumes have returned to normal. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has been fully activated throughout preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael and continues to provide security for points of distribution tonight and tomorrow. LCSO is beginning to scale down disaster operations overnight tonight, with a return to normal staffing by Sunday evening.

    Road Clearing:

    Public Works remains fully activated with 130 personnel working in Alpha and Bravo shifts alongside utility crews to reopen remaining blocked roads as quickly as possible. Leon County Public Works has 15 crews in the field, supplemented by 7 additional contracted crews. Leon County Public Works has made significant progress by clearing 778 blocked roads since the winds died down late Wednesday evening. All major and arterial County roads are passable by car at this time. Public Works crews are working to clear school entrances and exits and bus routes in the   unincorporated area in anticipation of schools reopening on Monday. We will continue working tomorrow to clear all remaining road blockages that have been reported in coordination with our local utility providers.

    Debris Removal:

    Debris collection efforts began today and will continue until all storm-related debris is picked up. Over the weekend, debris removal efforts will focus on the County’s main corridors, schools,

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  • Hurricane Michael Recovery Information You Need to Know
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  • Feeding and Distribution Operations Continue in Leon County

    Feeding and Distribution Operations Continue in Leon County

    Feeding and Distribution Operations Continue in Leon County

    As Leon County continues to return to normal following Hurricane Michael, distribution sites will continue today, Sunday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet the community's most critical needs.

    Distribution operations will cease at 5 p.m. and resources will demobilize and re-stage to head out west to the hardest hit areas of the Florida Panhandle if requested by the State of Florida.

    Distribution sites will offer water, ice, and MREs (Meals-Ready-to-Eat). Please note, MRE supplies are somewhat limited and may not be available at all sites. The locations are as follows:

    • Ft. Braden Community Center – 16387 Blountstown Hwy
    • J. Lewis Hall Sr., Woodville Park – 1492 J. Lewis Hall Sr. Lane
    • Apalachee Regional Park – 7550 Apalachee Parkway
    • Fire Station #4 – 2899 West Pensacola Street
    • Fire Station #1 – 327 North Adams Street
    • Fire Station #2 – 2805 Sharer Road
    • Fred George Park – 4830 Fred George Road
    • Miccosukee (Concord School) – 15011 Cromartie Road
    • Fire Station #3 – 3005 South Monroe Street
    • Fire Station #15 – 1445 Bannerman Road

    Also, Salvation Army will serve lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. at the followin

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  • For Assistance After The Storm 2-1-1 Big Bend

    For Assistance After The Storm 2-1-1 Big Bend

    For Assistance After The Storm 2-1-1 Big Bend

     

    Following Hurricane Michael, individuals and families in need can contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 211 from a cell phone or landline. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7, hotline available in multiple languages, that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support, short-term counseling and other basic needs before, during and after disasters. 

    Calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Trained hotline counselors are available to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information.

     

    Dial 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333 for 24/7 human service information and assistance.

    Bilingual and translation services are available. TDD/TTY or 711Florida Relay is available for hearing impaired individuals.

    For more information, visit www.211bigbend.org

    About 2-1-1 Big Bend

    2-1-1 Big Bend, A United Way Agency, is your gateway to human services in the eight-county region of the big bend. 2-1-1 Big Bend is a non-profit 501c3 organization accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and the American Association of Suicidality. The agency’s mission is to provide assessment, emotional support, crisis assistance, education, training and referrals with accurate, up-to-date resource info.

     

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