Hurricane Zolo Teaches Neighborhoods How to Survive

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Nine Tallahassee and Leon County emergency response agencies helped create "Hurricane Zolo."

It's a problem solving exercise designed to teach neighborhoods how to react to various emergency situations caused by a hurricane.

Twenty one Tallahassee neighborhoods participated Saturday morning, assessing their resources and emergency plans.

"And most of all, what they need to be doing after the storm in terms of working together in a neighborhood, to conduct needs assessment, to help one another, to facilitate damage assessment," explained area Red Cross Emergency Services Director Chris Floyd.

"We wanted to come this year to give us a lot more detailed information and it's an exciting and fun way to get us together," added Susan Swihart, president of the Waverly Hills Neighborhood Association.

Hurricane season is only about a month away now. It begins on June 1.