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Leon County storm shelters equipped with PPE, space for social distancing

Posted at 6:24 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 18:24:09-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County says they're ready in case they need to start using their storm shelters this year.

Emergency Management director Kevin Peters says they've been planning for hurricane season since the pandemic first started in March.

Social distancing will be in place at each site. People will be able to have about 70 square feet of space, a little more than triple the amount they usually give.

"We're going to require obviously the mask-wearing, we have a stock of PPE for that, we encourage folks to bring their own masks with them just as if they would bring any other supplies with them to a hurricane shelter," said Peters. "But there would be the temperature check and the COVID screening asking about any symptoms."

Shelters will be provided by Leon County Schools.

The list of those places is published in EMA's hurricane survival guide available by clicking here.