Leon County Emergency Information Portal


On September 28, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a federal disaster declaration for Leon County. Such a declaration will help provide assistance to individuals and households in Tallahassee and Leon County affected by Hurricane Hermine. In addition, Leon County will receive assistance for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster damaged facilities.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

To further assisted affected individuals, a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open at the Leon County Main Library, 200 West Park Avenue. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice. The center will provide one-on-one assistance to aid disaster survivors.

Also, FEMA teams are in the field going door-to-door in the hardest hit areas. Those representaties can register homeowners at that time, but you can also register online and by phone at the information above. No need to wait for a team to visit your home.

Updates will be posted here as the process continues.

How do I apply for disaster assistance?
FEMA Fact Sheet



Due to the large amount of debris that needs to be collected as a result of Hurricane Hermine, Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee have been working every daylight hour, seven days a week to clear debris and we won’t stop until the last pile of debris is picked up.

With approximately 170 staff members and 70 trucks working daily, crews will continue to work diligently until all debris is cleaned up. To date, crews in the unincorporated area have cleared 170,678 cubic yards, which equates to 34,135 tons or 10,667 truckloads.

Debris removal will be picked up according to zones. After the first pass, crews will return to zones to clear debris as residents continue removing debris from their properties. If you are a Waste Pro subscriber, non-storm related bulk items will be picked up by Waste-Pro on their normally scheduled day. If you are not a Waste Pro subscriber, you can bring non-storm related bulk items to Marpan Recycling, 6020 Woodville Highway or a Rural Waste Center.

Locations of the Rural Waste Center are:

  • Solid Waste Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway
  • Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Road
  • Ft. Braden, 2485 E. Joe Thomas Road
  • Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Road

All debris for collection should be placed curbside between the sidewalk or property line and the curb. Debris should be separated at the curb into the following categories: vegetative (do not bag), construction and demolition, appliances and white good, electronics, and household hazardous waste. Items placed at the curb must be storm related. Follow these specific guidelines when hauling hurricane-related debris and household garbage:

Picking Up the Pieces



Debris Removal Map

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Resources for Hurricane Recovery

Florida Department of Business Regulation 

To check for a licensed contractor, visit: www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/ 

For any other resources needed, dial 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333.


A list of community resources and frequently asked questions will be posted on Talgov.com/Hermine andLeonCountyFL.gov/ei by the end of the day on Friday. Citizens needing assistance may call 850-606-1322 or e-mail EIP@leoncountyfl.gov.




Rural Waste Service Centers and Solid Waste Management Facility

Returned to normal operations starting Saturday, September 17.




Business Resources

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated by the Governor of Florida to provide a source of expedient cash flow to small businesses that have been physically and/or economically impacted by Hurricane Hermine.

These short-term, interest-free working capitalloans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived bus...iness, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

The Emergency Bridge Loan Program is not designed to be the primary source of assistance to affected small businesses, which is why eligibility is linked to pursuit of other sources. Please note: this program provides a short-term loan of State of Florida public funds, not a grant, with the expectation that repayment will be made out of receipts from other sources of longer term disaster recovery assistance.


American Red Cross activities

The American Red Cross mobile unit will be traveling to various neighborhoods throughout the community. If you are in need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1. For more information on how you can volunteer with the Capital Area Chapter of American Red Cross, call (850) 878-6080.

Salvation Army activities

If canteen food services are needed in your area, call (850) 222-0304

For more information on how you can donate or volunteer with The Salvation Army, visit: www.salvationarmyflorida.org/tallahassee 

Florida Department of Business Regulation 

To check for a licensed contractor, visit: www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/ 



Active Event

Debris Removal and Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Hermine

Visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/EI for up to date information.

This update was submitted at 9/25/2016 9:02:27 AM

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