June 26,2012 -4:55 p.m.
Leon County Emergency Management is requesting Leon County residents to report any property damages to structure caused by Tropical Storm Debby. Emergency Management is in the process of assessing the damage that has been sustained in the community due to the storm. Residents can report property damages through the online damage assessment tool on the Leon County website at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/OnlineDamage/ or by calling (850) 488-5921. The online tool will allow residents to submit information on minor and major structural damages to their homes.
Official updates and additional information can be found on the Leon County Emergency Information Portal (EIP) at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei/ . Leon County Emergency Management is advising that residents should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take the necessary precautions to protect life and property. Drivers should use caution and adhere to any official signage. The National Weather Service also warns that residents should not drive cars through flooded areas and that if they see flood waters to turn around and find another route. Residents are also encouraged not to attempt to walk through floodwaters. Any and all flood water should be considered to be contaminated. Do not allow children to play in, wade through or swim in flood water. Families are also encouraged to have an emergency preparedness plan. For assistance with planning, log on to www.HaveAHurricanePlan.com .
Additionally, residents can sign up for emergency alerts at the Leon County website at www.LeonCountyFL.gov . For more information regarding signing up for emergency alerts, using the Emergency Information Portal (EIP), or for residents requiring assistance, please contact Leon County Emergency Management at (850) 488-5921.