I am a local of Tallahassee, FL and I guess you could say I’ve dealt with the hurricane drill multiple times before Irma hit us. Being a local, I’ve dealt with storms frequently; hurricanes not as frequently, but still enough to know how to prepare. My family threw a “Hurricane Party”. We gathered up some close family and friends for a cookout while we sat on the back porch and just enjoyed each other’s company. Our family didn’t really prepare for the storm, unlike many other Tallahassee families. We assumed Irma wouldn’t be nearly as bad as everyone was making it out to seem. So thank goodness it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been! We didn’t get any water, no extra food, other than what we normally get for the week, no flashlights, nothing! The most preparation we did was get the generator that we already had, up and running. I slept through the entire hurricane, didn’t wake up until about 4:30 PM on Monday. Irma wasn’t nearly what she was hyped up to be, but I’m thankful for that!
TCC’s campus was originally supposed to be closed just Friday and Monday, but they extended it until this Friday! TCC’s campus will go back to normal schedule starting on Monday the 18th.
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Sydney Donovan, freshman at Tallahassee Community College.