FEMA in Tallahassee

With the clock ticking down on the 2006 hurricane season, the Florida Emergency Management Agency got together with Leon County leaders to make sure everyone's on the same page.

FEMA has learned lessons from the past few seasons, so now the agency is trying something new, reaching out to every Florida county to make sure local officials understand the assistance programs available if they are impacted by a storm.

"FEMA has learned quite a bit. They've had some huge impacts in the '04 season, the '05 season. I think they've learned some lessons and hopefully they're going to apply them and hopefully we won't need them this year,” said Richard Smith of the Leon County Operations Center.

On Wednesday, Leon County will be joining the state in a table top exercise in planning the before and after of a hurricane.