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Getting Weather Aware: Hurricane & Flooding

Severe Weather (generic)
Posted at 8:15 AM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 00:41:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- September is National Preparedness Month, and local leaders are coming together to help get you ready.

The last hurricane to directly impact Tallahassee was Hurricane Kate in 1985. But officials still urge you to be ready in case of an emergency.

Mark Wool from the National Weather Service and Mark Fuller from the City of Tallahassee Stormwater Management Service joined us on WTXL Sunrise for more advice. Click the thumbnail to see the entire interview.

In addition to a hurricane plan, these experts also advice residents to know whether their home resides in a known flood plain or area prone to flooding. You can find those maps by clicking here.

In honor of National Preparedness Month, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County are coming together to host an event this weekend. The "Build Your Bucket" campaign is all about getting your emergency kit and supplies together.

Officials will be on hand Saturday, September 19 at the Red Cross in Tallahassee (1115 Easterwood Drive) from noon until 3 p.m.

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