Leon County Spared From Alberto

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

Residents were ducking for cover, trying their best to stay dry as Tropical Storm Alberto dumped up to five inches of rain in parts of Leon County.

Officials at the Emergency Operations Center were on high alert, but in the end, Leon County was spared from the brunt of the storm.

"We always prepare for the worst and hope for the best, and the situation looks like we got the best out of it, and so a good opportunity for us to test our plans and our procedures and our agencies readiness," said Richard Smith, Director of Emergency Management for Leon County.

Downed trees and power lines are what mother nature left behind. Although it’s pretty minor, the Red Cross say don’t take it easy just yet; this is just the beginning of hurricane season.

"We really want to stress, don't let your guard down, be ready, have your plan in place, know where you are going to go, have your disaster supplies kit, ‘cause chances are we're gonna see another storm before the 06 hurricane season is over," said Chris Floyd.

Gov. Jeb Bush says it’s a good lesson for everyone.

"I hope people don't take it lightly. I hope they take it really seriously because this is our livelihood."


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