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First responders show their dedication during Hurricane Michael

First responders show their dedication during Hurricane Michael
First responders show their dedication during Hurricane Michael
Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 18:09:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - First responders run towards an emergency situations, not away. 

Never is their dedication more evident than during a crisis, like Hurricane Michael. 

70 mile per hour winds, snapping trees, and downed power lines, most people in our area sought shelter from the deadly force of Hurricane Michael. But not everybody, first responders went out in the storm, risking their lives to keep us safe.

Tallahassee Police Department Spokesperson, Officer Rachelle Denmark, describes how officers stayed out assisting people until weather conditions became too dangerous. 

"I had a tree break right next to the car I was in. My police car. Driving down the road trying to get to shelter, a tree snapped in two and landed. I heard it snap and I heard it crash and it landed right beside the car as I drove past and that's when I knew it was time to get to shelter," said Denmark. 

She says that even though the storm has passed there is still plenty of work to be done. 

Denmark says they are still in their emergency response operation regarding Hurricane Michael to ensure the safety and security of the community and they will not be finished with that until that task is done and they can resume normal operations. 

TPD wants to remind people to be vigilant. Lock your doors and secure your valuables.

They say crimes aren't stopping, they have been arresting people and taking reports of burglaries.