Ninety percent of Tallahassee was in dark after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle on Wednesday. As of Friday morning, the power is still out for many power customers.
The main mission for crews in Florida's capital is clearing trees and restoring power.
Tallahassee crews have been working through the night and to clear trees and get power back on for people left in the dark.
The city of Tallahassee is using generators at traffic lights to keep those running while the power remains out.
TPD officers are assisting utility workers at intersections all over town. We are asking everyone to stay off the roads while we are clearing them and making them safe for travel. Excess traffic hinders recovery efforts. Your safety is our priority. #MichaelTLH #Recovery pic.twitter.com/KAereJs0Ev
— Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) October 11, 2018
About 30 minutes south of Tallahassee, residents closer to the Gulf Coast are dealing with even more destruction.
The priority in St. Marks, Florida, is cleaning up what the Wakulla River left in the streets and inside of buildings.
Following storm surge, water receded quickly but residents said water from Michael was a couple of feet higher than Hurricane Dennis, which struck the Panhandle in 2005.
Business owners spent Thursday clearing out damaged furniture and pressure washing mud from their floors and waterside restaurants.
Clear remnants of the Wakulla River in the bar at Riverside Cafe. Employees are just thankful the structure survived and they're hoping to get back open as fast as possible @WPTV pic.twitter.com/dcvGe8FtsU
— Amy Lipman (@AmyLipman) October 11, 2018