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May 10 Storm Update and Leon County Closures

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2024

May 10 Storm Update and Leon County Closures

Since Thursday morning, Leon County Emergency Management has been in close coordination with the National Weather Service.

Overnight and into Friday morning, County teams were actively monitoring changing conditions when the worst of the system arrived at around 6:50 a.m. Initial reports indicated the rotation and formation of up to three tornadoes in Gadsden. The same system shortly after 7 a.m. brought severe weather to all of Leon County. The County is working with the National Weather Service to confirm tornado touchdowns in the area.

Leon County teams are responding to downed trees, clearing roads, assessing buildings, and supporting all response and recovery operations.

For updates regarding the storm, visit the Leon County Emergency Information Portal at LeonCountyFL.gov/ei. For further questions or to report damage, call Leon County Emergency Management at 850-606-3700.

The County has closed all public-facing offices to reassign staff to storm recovery and assessment efforts.

Leon County Office Closures for Friday, May 10

  • Leon County offices
  • Leon County community centers
  • Leon County libraries
  • Leon County Animal Control
  • Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility and Household Hazardous Waste Center
Additional Service Information
Waste Pro collection for Friday customers will be delayed to tomorrow, Saturday, May 11. Residential waste collection routes will continue to run on normal pick-up days starting Monday, May 13.

In the event of an animal-related emergency, service is available by calling the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at (850) 606-5800. Leon County Animal Control encourages residents to only use this service to report dangerous or aggressive dogs, sick or injured domestic animals, and animal cruelty. Injured wildlife calls will be forwarded to the St. Francis Wildlife Association at (850) 627-4151.

Stay Informed 
  • LeonReady.com – The Leon Ready website is a hub of resources to help you, your family and your neighborhood prepare for disasters. There are a variety of resources available, like the County’s Disaster Survival Guide, a full list of disaster supplies for your disaster bucket, and so much more, to increase your readiness. 
  • Download the Leon County Citizens Connect Mobile App - 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 from 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 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 up-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, and The Beat-FM 105.3. 
  • Call 2-1-1Big Bend - 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) 606-3700with questions - Leon County Emergency Management staff is available to answer questions about how you should prepare, act and recover. 
  • For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other City services, visit Talgov.com

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

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