Now that Hurricane Hermine has passed through the area a lot of North Florida and South Georgia is cleaning up and recovering from the storm.
**Update 9/2 7:00pm**
Mayor Andrew Gillum has released a statement:
Good news first! We have crews working diligently to clear roads and bridges of debris throughout the county, but conditions remain hazardous in many places. With the support of utility agencies from three states, we are increasing our workforce by an additional 60% to assist in getting power restored to customers.
Bad news! After further examining the damage in #Tallahassee and #LeonCounty to our power grid system we discovered that the impacts were substantial. We expect that it will take up to a week to get power restored to 90% of our customers. Talquin Electric is anticipating two weeks for full restoration.
Now is the time that people will make decisions about whether they will settle in place, or make other arrangements. A full service shelter operated by the #RedCross will remain open at Florida High tonight and for the near future. Tomorrow at 8:00AM we will open a “cooling” shelter at the Downtown Public Library which will remain open all day and available to the public.
This was a significant storm event and the impacts have been severe. There are nearly 1,000 government workers and volunteers who are working, literally, around the clock to get our community back up and running smoothly.
During this time of recovery we are asking citizens to demonstrate patience and support for their neighbors. Check on the elderly and medically needy, and be sure to call 911 in case of an emergency. For non-emergency questions, transportation assistance, or other requests, please reach out to 211 Big Bend by dialing 211.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Thankfully there have been no reported deaths or major injuries
The City of Tallahassee is working to get power back to 80% of its residents. Current reports from Mayor Andrew Gillum state a full recovery could take days. Of course this has affected our ability to broadcast to you as well.
Major roadways are also experiencing issues due to downed trees and power lines including:
City of Tallahassee crews are responding to impacts from Hurricane Hermine. Primary impacts include downed trees and power lines.
Currently, approximately 70,000 City customers are without power. It is not necessary for customers to report power outages at this time. Crews are assessing damages and extra crews are being called in.
To view the map of reported outages, visit Talgov.com, or use the DigiTally and e+ Mobile app. Customers are encouraged to limit phones calls to 891-4YOU (4968), reserving it primarily for reporting dangerous conditions, such as downed power lines.
Follow @cotnews for continual updates
For outage information regarding Talquin Electric, please call 1-888-802-1832 or visit talquinelectric.com.
Crump Road and Miccosukee Road
Mahan Drive and Veterans Memorial Road
Centerville Road and Killala Way
Old Bainbridge Road near Rolling Oaks Trail
Old Bainbridge Road and Marsh Road
1739 Red Top Circle near Woodville Highway
2632 Oynx Trail
6284 Crestwood Drive 1001
Shady Wood Trail
Woodpecker Lane and Oak Ridge Road
Summerhaven Drive and Woodville Highway
Moccasin Gap Road near Half Moon Farm
Pedrick Road and Countryside Drive
Old Bainbridge Road and Yaupon Drive
Old Bainbridge Road and Dick Mitchell Drive
Isabelle Drive and Carson Drive
Hill N Dale Street and Bernard Avenue
Louvinia Drive and Old St. Augustine Road
Caplock Road and Camellia Drive
Miccosukee Road and Doomar Drive
6448 Old St. Augustine Road
Old St. Augustine Road, just south of SouthWood Plantation
Timberlane Road and Meridian Road
County Road 59 near Thomas Road
Woodlane Circle and 6 Oaks Drive
Jay Bird Lane and Highway 20
Davis Road and Buck Lake Road
Meridian Road between Glenview Drive and Bradford Road
Orange Avenue and Kennedy Drive
Meridian Road at Anderson Avenue near Lake Ella
2131 Meridian Road
Mahan Drive at Plantation Forrest Drive
Thomasville Road at Kinhega Drive
N. Monroe Street at Perkins Road
N. Monroe Street at Clara Kee Boulevard
Thomasville Road and Live Oak Plantation
Mahan Drive and Myster Warrior Trial
Mahan Drive at Myster Warrior Trail
Capital Circle NW and Deer Run Drive
Capital Circle Nw and Woodlane Circle
Our friends at the Tallahassee Democrat have compiled a list of open restaurants in the area.
We’ll keep you updated as we wait for power to be restored to the area!