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The City of Tallahassee reported that Idalia knocked out electricity to 35% of the City’s customers. The City expects complete restoration by the end of Thursday.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is organizing a relief effort Thursday morning to help the neighboring counties that Hurricane Idalia has impacted. The relief effort and all donations will go directly to helping Hurricane Idalia victims in Madison County, Dixie County, Taylor County and others. Donations can be: water, batteries, toiletries, diapers for kids, and cleaning supplies.
When speaking from Perry, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated yesterday that there are no confirmed fatalities and law enforcement will not tolerate post-disaster looters.
Approximately 900 first responders have descended upon Taylor County to assist in recovery efforts, particularly locating survivors. “Those men and women will literally go door to door to check on people’s well-being and they’ll visit those places up to five times,” said Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced earlier this week he is suspending his presidential campaign. Suarez was a political long-shot and failed to garner much support. He was not one of the participating members of the first Republican presidential debate.
Even though FSU has cancelled classes this week, the scheduled athletic competitions for the week will continue as scheduled unless circumstances require a change. Most notably, the FSU vs. LSU football game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday also remains unchanged.