Hurricane Irma came and went, without nearly as much impact on Tallahassee as was anticipated… or did it? Many neighborhoods in the city – especially on the outskirts of the city limits – lost power for several days. However, the devastation in Tallahassee doesn’t compare to that of last year’s Hermine. Why? The quick and efficient recovery from Irma is largely due to the extra first responder reinforcement sent to Tallahassee by neighboring counties.
Now, after Tallahassee is fully recovered and able to give back, we are! This Sunday, leaders from across the city will be gathering together to thank those city officials and first responders who came to help prevent another mass power outage, flooding, and kept locals safe when we were in crisis. The event will be hosted by Cascades Park and will be located in the amphitheater, so come out and join your neighbors in thanking those that put their lives on the line for us.
Meanwhile, the Tallahassee community has organized several missions to gathering food and other recovery resources to sent out to our neighbors in south Florida who faced severe damage from Irma. Florida State University collected hygiene products to send south, several local animal protection groups aided in pet rescue, and so much more.
Though the hurricane was a major setback for the whole state, Tallahassee met it with grace and has recovered well as a community. We at Mattice & Mattice Real Estate love the community that lives here in Tallahassee, and are happy to see our fellow locals giving back in such an important way following such a tragic storm.