Resources help Tallahassee residents prepare for hurricane season
The 2022 hurricane season began on June 1. To highlight the importance of whole community preparedness, local leaders recently came together to highlight community resources and emphasize personal preparedness.
The City of Tallahassee actively prepares year-round for inclement weather, and with the heightened threat of hurricane season through Nov. 30, residents are urged to prepare as well.
To guide residents through planning, the City’s new PREP Step-by-Step Guide is available online at Talgov.com/PREP.
In addition, the City hosts free community workshops as part of its Plan for Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) program. The next workshop will be June 9 at the Jake Gaither Community Center (801 Bragg Dr.) from 6-8 p.m. A virtual option will be available for those unable to attend in person.
“Should a storm occur, City employees will work from the first warning through the final stages of recovery to ensure this community is up and running,” said Mayor John Dailey. “That said, during a disaster there may be a period when responders cannot reach you. You are your best first line of defense, so we urge neighbors to prepare together.”
For residents who need to purchase hurricane supplies for their households, the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Suspension is running through Friday, June 10. During this sales tax suspension, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.
For more information and a list of eligible items, visit floridarevenue.com.
Ensuring you have access to timely and accurate information in an emergency is an important part of personal preparedness. City utility customers are encouraged to verify and update, if necessary, the contact information associated with their utility account. The City uses this information to send SMS and email alerts during disasters. To view and update contact information associated with your utility account, visit Talgov.com/Update.
In the event of a severe weather event, the City’s mobile app, DigiTally, can be a useful tool for reporting power outages, downed trees, and other storm-related issues. The free app can be downloaded from Apple or Google Play Store. A non-mobile version is also available on Talgov.com/DigiTally.
To stay connected with the city now and during a potential disaster, follow @CityofTLH on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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