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Tallahassee becomes sanctuary for others Hurricane Michael affected

Tallahassee becomes sanctuary for others Hurricane Michael affected
Tallahassee becomes sanctuary for others Hurricane Michael affected
Posted at 7:19 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:35:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Now that much of the power in Tallahassee has been restored, the Capital City is focusing on becoming a sanctuary for others affected by Hurricane Michael.

WTXL's Jada Williams has more on how the city is helping out.

By Wednesday, the green space behind a landing at a Tallahassee International Airport Terminal Will house about a thousand men and women working on hurricane relief.

The Million Air Terminal will also be the place to park trucks and supplies for the national guard and other personnel.

The mayor met with workers getting the space ready Monday morning.

Some members of the National Guard are already staying there now.

As far as the people from the Panhandle displaced by the storm, the mayor says he expects those people to start coming into Tallahassee soon.

Mayor Andrew Gillum: "We've been asked to help aggregate available apartments and housing that's available in our communities. The federal government has offered vouchers for those communities and my guess is that Tallahassee will become a major repositiory for those using vouchers in our area."

Gillum says the people from the west coming into Tallahassee could stay up until the end of the school year.

The mayor says Leon County's population could grow by 2,000.