More than 260 people showed up at WCTV studios in Tallahassee Saturday afternoon. They took tours of our new facility and learned some nifty tricks of the trade, but the main event was the Hurricane Town Meeting.
"I've seen a lot of hurricanes, but now my wife and I, she asked me a moment ago, "how prepared are we?’ Well, I think after the town meeting we're going to have a much better idea because this stuff is serious," says Sid Cooper, a participant of the town meeting.
So many folks showed up at our doors that tours were split up in several groups, and we held two town meetings to accommodate the crowd. Folks were able to talk with officials from the National Weather Service, Florida State's Meteorology Department,
Red Cross, state and local emergency management centers, and of course, WCTV.
"We look at WCTV all the time. That's our main station, and we were just concerned with the weather and how it develops and how you get your information. We just really enjoyed the meeting," said Gale Cooper, another meeting participant.
After people took tours of our new facility and attended our Hurricane Town Meeting, they were also able to win some hurricane survival items that were donated by local businesses.
As an added bonus, the state Emergency Response Mobile Command Post and the Red Cross disaster vehicle were also open to our guests. We've had a great response to all of our Hurricane Town Meetings. Thanks to all of you who attended and stay tuned to WCTV for your complete hurricane and weather information.