For Immediate Release
October 13, 2018
STATEMENT: Mayor Gillum to Focus on Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts Over the Coming Days
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mayor Gillum today released the following statement on hurricane recovery priorities over the coming several days:
“Hurricane Michael left devastating damage in Tallahassee and across North Florida. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this disaster and we are deeply grateful to the first responders, utility crews and everyday people who are working around the clock to help those in need.
“In times like these, campaigning has to take a backseat to governing. My job is to keep our community safe and ensure Tallahassee recovers as quickly and fully as possible. I will be in Tallahassee over the next several days, through the City Commission meeting on Wednesday. Over the past several days I have been unable to participate in dozens of campaign events, and this week that will include our participation in the debate sponsored by Telemundo 31 Orlando. I deeply appreciate the organizers’ understanding of the situation in Tallahassee. We will work diligently to ensure Telemundo and its audience are represented in the two scheduled debates and other possible forums. It has been wonderful to see volunteers from across the state donating supplies and helping those affected by the hurricane. I am so proud to see Floridians coming together at this critical time.”