Sep 7, 2016

Tallahassee residents, businesses deal with the aftermath of Hermine

Tallahassee, FL
USA
by
Mariel Carbone
,
WCTV
4,200 people remain without power in Tallahassee as of Wednesday night. Photo: WCTV
4,200 people remain without power in Tallahassee as of Wednesday night. Photo: WCTV

4,200 people remain without power in Tallahassee as of Wednesday night.

Although that number is drastically down from when the storm initially hit, many residents on day six without power are feeling frustrated.

"I call the city every day, they tell me I’m on the list; that they're working hard on it,” said Veronique Simmons. “I thank them when I see them go by because I know they're working hard, but that doesn't help my situation."

Simmons is eight weeks pregnant. Aside from dealing with the heat, lack of power and no refrigeration, she worries about the financial effects of all this. She lost four days of work, plus has to put out money for meals because all of her food went bad during the storm; these are common woes for those still in the dark.

Other residents told Eyewitness News they are toughing it out and trying to stay positive.

"I'm hopeful that maybe today or tomorrow it'll be back. I mean, there's not much I can do,” said Courtney Fuentes Feehrer.

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But, it’s not just residents feeling the after effects of the storm. Many businesses are assessing damage still, too. The cost of cleanup is an extra burden for non-profits that rely mostly on donations to get by