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Tallahassee mayor reflects on Hurricane Hermine's effects

Tallahassee mayor reflects on Hurricane Hermine's effects
Tallahassee mayor reflects on Hurricane Hermine's effects
Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 14:26:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's been one year since Hurricane Hermine hit Tallahassee and surrounding locations.

The storm impacted hundreds with flood waters, downed trees, and power outages.

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum reflecting today on how the city was effected by the storm.

He told us what he remembered from that night, and how much damage the city sustained.

"I do remember the next morning when we sent teams out to survey the damage and I was still back at the headquarters and folks came back to say, 'Mayor, it's a lot worse than we expected," said Gillum. "Nearly every traffic signal in the city. A 119 of 190 pumping stations. For our sewer stations knocked out over 80 percent of our grid system cancelled impacted."

Mayor Gillum also reflected on the spirit of the community in Tallahassee, saying residents came together to get the city back up and running.