A Guide to Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020 in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire Staff | Photo: Jonas Kaiser National Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week, running from Sunday, May 3, 2020-Saturday, May 9, 2020. The 2020 hurricane season runs from June 1, 2020-November 30, 2020, and now is the time to evaluate your own personal hurricane risk. Here are several things to do to get you and your family and friends ready for the … Continue reading A Guide to Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020 in Tallahassee

6 Tasks You Shouldn’t Forget to Do During Hurricane Prep

By Cristi McKee | Photo: David Mark In the chaos that ensues when a hurricane watch is announced, there are a couple of things that one may forget to do during their hurricane preparation. Stocking up on non-perishable foods, filling up jugs of water, and lining up candles and flashlights are tasks that are essential to do, but these 6 important tasks should not be forgotten … Continue reading 6 Tasks You Shouldn’t Forget to Do During Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Dorian Prep: Where to Get Sandbags in Tallahassee

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Nick Ellis This morning, on August 29, the City of Tallahassee released what locations across town will be giving out sandbags to “help residents prepare for heavy rainfall and the possibility of localized flooding.” As Hurricane Dorian looms, “the current forecast details heavy rain and strong winds beginning as early as Saturday night,” the city reported. You can stop by … Continue reading Hurricane Dorian Prep: Where to Get Sandbags in Tallahassee

The Never Forgotten Coast Campaign Continues to Tell the Stories Behind Hurricane Michael

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Alex and Chelsea Workman On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a category 5 hurricane. At the center of Hurricane Michael’s path of destruction was Mexico Beach, a “small-town, family-friendly” community just 2 hours southwest of Tallahassee. Residents of Mexico Beach were left with virtually nothing; their homes and businesses were destroyed. As … Continue reading The Never Forgotten Coast Campaign Continues to Tell the Stories Behind Hurricane Michael

Tax-Free Hurricane Supplies To Get this Hurricane Season

By Amy Marcos Summer is right around the corner, and all Floridians know and fear what that means: hurricane season is here. Running from June 1 to November 1 in Florida, hurricane season begins in a few days, but subtropical storms have already made appearances this year. On May 15, Governor Ron DeSantis approved a sales tax-free holiday, called the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax … Continue reading Tax-Free Hurricane Supplies To Get this Hurricane Season