Gov. Scott assists storm debris cleanup crews in Tallahassee

Gov. Rick Scott assisted the Florida Department of Transportation crews throughout the City of Tallahassee to help with debris removal following Hurricane Hermine.

Following Hurricane Hermine, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews, joined by Gov. Rick Scott, set out across the City of Tallahassee to help neighbors remove storm debris.

“Tomorrow, I will be joining these incredibly hardworking crews all day to pick up debris,” Gov. Scott said last week. “Members of the Florida National Guard, various veterans’ groups and agency heads have volunteered their time to participate in this effort with me. Cleaning up these areas in Tallahassee is not only crucial to helping utility workers quickly restore power, but it is also crucial to keeping our families and children safe.”

On Sept. 7 the governor and pick-up crews began on Suwannee Street. in Tallahassee and worked their way to E. Indianhead Drive and Kolopakin Nene, and finally ending the cleanup on Glenview Drive and Hollywood Drive.

“Over the past five days, I have travelled across Tallahassee and spoken with families affected by this storm,” Gov. Scott said. “Driving around the city, it is clear that there is still too much debris on our roadways and in our neighborhoods. As of this afternoon, there are 15 Florida Department of Transportation crews in Leon County with more than 205 people working nonstop to remove debris so power restoration can continue as quickly as possible. At my direction, there will be even more FDOT crews coming to Tallahassee tomorrow to aid in these efforts.”

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