Daleville provides shelter during tropical storm
Daleville opened its doors over the weekend to those who needed shelter during Tropical Storm Irma.Around 44 people, both individuals and families with children, sought shelter from the weather in the Daleville Cultural and Convention Center.The City of Daleville also asked citizens to stay off roads the night of Sept. 10 because of potential hazards while driving as a result of the tropical storm."I really appreciate what Daleville people did to ensure their safety," Powell said, thanking citizens for following requests made by law enforcement.He also thanked the citizens for coming together to provide support and necessary supplies for those who sought shelter in the center."The help we got from the citizens of Daleville was awesome," he said. "They were great and did everything possible to make sure the evacuees were comfortable. They're a great group of people."Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of near 130 mph, according to a public advisory released by the National Hurricane Center on Sunday, Sept. 10.The hurricane had downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached the Wiregrass area.According to Police Chief William "Willy" Powell, Daleville sustained minimal damage.