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Tallahassee International Airport serving as hub for hurricane relief aid

Posted at 6:19 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 18:19:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee International Airport is functioning as a hub to help people with Hurricane Sally relief.

Helicopters gas up and supplies, like generators, food, and water are gathered and shipped where needed.

It's similar to what they did during Hurricane Michael.

The airport says Tallahassee is close enough to work as a transfer spot but far away enough from impact.

"We know they would do the same for us if we were impacted here and it really just highlights the important role that airports play in disaster recovery for not only the community but really the entire region," said Jim Durkin, with TLH. "So we're just honored to be a part of the recovery phase for Hurricane Sally."

Durkin expects the operations center to continue for at least the next couple of weeks.