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Leon County commissioners focused on communication, coordination ahead of hurricane season

Posted: 5:17 PM, May 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-28 17:17:21-04
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LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Hurricane season begins in just four days and Leon County leaders are making sure that everyone is prepared.

Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon to talk about what they learned after Hurricane Michael and how to better the county.

We all remember the 2018 hurricane season, especially Hurricane Michael, and now its time to implement the lessons that we learned from that storm. Leon County Commissioners are taking the 'tightening the bolts' approach when it comes to hurricane preparation.

Leaders want to implement further and stronger coordination and communications with counties and communities across the region to get supplies if needed or give supplies when needed.

Above all else, communication is most important.

”No one has ever said before during or after that they’ve been communicated with too much no one has ever said that to get information that they need most," said Matthew Cavell, the assistant to the Leon County administrator.

Commissioners also discussed more ways to get generators to traffic lights when the power goes out and lastly, commissioners want to improve communication with shelters to make sure they have the supplies that they need if and when a hurricane comes to the Big Bend.