The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, August 31

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, August 31


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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.


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, August 31"

  1. “DeSantis on potential looters after Idalia: You never know what’s behind that door”

    “You loot…we shoot”

    This is another reason why Ron DeSantis is a great Governor.

    If, by chance, he makes it to the General Election in November 2024, you may want to consider casting your vote in his direction. You won’t regret having him as our next President.

  2. 35% of electricity in the City was knocked out when highest wind speed was, what, only 35-50mph? Why isn’t our grid more resilient? Plus, over 100 outside linemen had to be requested to help? Heaven help us if we ever get a closer hit.

  3. The “no fatalities” statistic is a minor miracle given people’s propensity to ignore evacuation warnings.

    And I loved DeSantis comment on looting. “You loot — we shoot!”

    Full context – “We are not going to tolerate looting in the aftermath of a natural disaster,” DeSantis said. “I’d also just remind potential looters: You never know what you’re walking into. People have a right to defend their property. [In] this part of Florida, you got a lot of advocates and proponents of the Second Amendment and I’ve seen signs in different people’s yards after these disasters and I’d say it’s probably [true] here: ‘You loot, we shoot.’

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