Tallahassee, Leon County updates: All major roads are passable

Posted at 1:47 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 21:54:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Emergency response Crews are working around the clock to help communities rebuild after Hurricane Michael.

Here's what we know right now.

According to the City of Tallahassee, there are no reported serious injuries from the storm.

Thursday began with more than 90 percent of people without power.

As of last check, more than 104,000 customers are still in the dark.

Thousands of trees are down, but all major roads are now passable. Road clearing efforts are now focused on neighborhoods.

And 61 percent of traffic signals are now active. They expect 100 percent coverage by morning.

And here's a big one: Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will resume garbage collection services Friday.

Customers with garbage collection scheduled for Wednesday should expect collection Friday.

Those whose garbage usually gets picked up on Thursdays should get picked up Saturday, and Friday customers' trash will get collected on Sunday.

And here's the latest in Leon County: the five emergency shelters have consolidated down to one: Sail High School, on Jackson Bluff Road. It is allowing pets, and has water and snacks available.

Also Friday, the county will be opening up the downtown main library as a "comfort station" from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There, you can cool off, get help on storm recovery efforts, charge your phones and other electronics and use the library's computers and wi-fi.