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First reponders being pulled back across Big Bend, South Georgia area

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:41:19-04

(WTXL) - Emergency first responders in Tallahassee are back up and responding to calls. 

As of 5:57 p.m. the City of Tallahassee Fire Department is back up and running and responding to calls.

The City of Tallahassee also said conditions have improved enough for first responders and utility crews to head back out to begin assessing damage. 


(WTXL) - Emergency responders across the Big Bend, due to the strong sustained winds during Hurricane Michael, are being pulled back.   

In a tweet, the City of Tallahassee said with 35 mph sustained winds, utilities crews are now being pulled back from the field. They will seek shelter and be back at work as soon as it is safe.  

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said that all emergency services are suspended until further notice. 

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office also said that they have suspended all public service worker response until further notice.  

Among others include, first responders in Wakulla County and in Bainbridge. 

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Decatur Fire and Rescue, Decatur EMS, Georgia Department of Transportation, Decatur County Public Works, and other state agencies are no longer responding to call as well due to high winds. 

We will continue to update this as we hear more about first responders being pulled.