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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 

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.
  • Leon County Schools will be closed through Friday, October 12.
  • All universities and colleges will be closed through Friday, October 12.
  • State offices will be closed through Thursday, October 11 for the 35 counties under a state of emergency.

Solid Waste Services

  • Leon County Transfer Station and Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) will be closed on Thursday, October 11.

Stay Informed

As Hurricane Michael continues to lash our area as a major hurricane, Leon County Emergency Management is actively preparing disaster response and recovery efforts.To stay up-to-date on Leon County’s activities, 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, and 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 questions - Leon County Emergency Management staff is available to answer questions from what you should prepare, act and recover.
  • For updates on City of Tallahassee Utilities and other City services, visit Talgov.com .
  • Insurance Helpline - The Florida Department of Financial Services offers a toll-free Insurance Consumer Helpline to assist Florida's insurance consumers. Insurance Specialists are available to answer questions or concerns regarding insurance coverage and advocate on a consumer's behalf to resolve a dispute with an insurance company. To receive assistance, call 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236) toll-free, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Price Gouging - During a state of emergency, it is unlawful to sell or lease certain commodities for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price. To report price gouging, call 1-866-966-7226.

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