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City of Tallahassee begins preparations as hurricane season looms

Posted at 7:14 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 19:14:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — We are two weeks away from hurricane season and the City of Tallahassee is preparing for anything that may come may come our way.

The city says hurricane season is something they prepare for year-round but this year will be a bit different due to COVID-19.

As a result of the pandemic, staff is participating in remote training to ensure their safety.

Events such as 'Build a Bucket,' with the goal of preparing the community for the season, will not take place in person but online.

They are also working on drive-thru and delivery options for people who may need things such as sandbags and also items for those who may be vulnerable.

"We're working to make sure we have not only a trained workforce, but making sure we have enough healthy employees to get the job done," said deputy city manager Cynthia Barber. "That becomes critically important for safety reasons."

Essential services will not stop and they have not stopped during the pandemic.

They ask people to prepare their homes and their supply kits, which should include essential items like food and water.