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City Preparing for Tropical Storm Andrea

By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson

June 6, 2013

Tallahassee, FL--The City of Tallahassee is also closely monitoring the storm. It has sandbags available and those are free. City crews will be at Messer Fields South Softball Complex with pre-filled sand bags.

There will be a limit of 25 bags per household. We talked with one family loading up.

"We are kinda on the bottom of a hill," said Susan Rodgers, a Tallahassee Resident. "We got some retaining walls, but it doesn't retain all the water, so just trying to keep it where we don't get any flooding into the building."

The site will be open until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.

Also, barricades are being staged at city streets prone to flooding.
Emergency crews are on stand by to block off roads, if needed.

Press Release: City of Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee's Emergency Management Team is closely monitoring the current weather situation, and City departments are preparing to respond as needed. The forecast calls for the potential for heavy rainfall and sustained high winds caused by Tropical Storm Andrea.

To assist citizens in preparing, the City of Tallahassee is opening a location where the public may obtain sand and sandbags. Citizens will need to bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill bags themselves. Bags and sand will be available starting at noon today, June 6, in the parking lot of the Messer Field South Softball Complex on the south side of Jackson Bluff Road between Appleyard Drive and Dupree Street. There is a 25 bag limit per household. City crews will monitor the sites and provide additional sand and bags as needed. The site will be open until the storm has passed and it is determined there is no longer a need.

Barricades are being staged at city streets prone to flooding so emergency crews can block off roads quickly if necessary. A word of caution to motorists who must be on the road during heavy rain - do not drive on streets where water covers the surface. There could be deep water or potholes caused by the flooding. Please obey all barricades and emergency crew directions.

The City's Emergency Management Team will continue to monitoring the storm system and work with other local response agencies as needed. For now, all City services remain intact and on schedule.


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