Oct. 4, 2021MEDIA CONTACT:
City Working with FEMA to Complete Remaining Hurricane Sally Repairs
The City of Pensacola is continuing to work diligently with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to acquire the necessary approvals and funding in order to complete remaining repairs from Hurricane Sally damage. The public's patience is appreciated as the city works through the FEMA process required to move forward with repairs to City of Pensacola parks, boardwalks, waterfront areas and other public amenities that were damaged by Hurricane Sally.
"City of Pensacola staff have been working with FEMA as quickly as possible to move these projects forward," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "We truly appreciate the public's patience as we work to get the necessary funding and approvals from FEMA, while also working through nationwide material shortages and other challenges throughout this process. We understand that our residents are anxious to see these repairs completed, and the city is also more than ready to have our hurricane-damaged parks and waterfront areas restored for the public to enjoy."
All remaining FEMA-funded projects related to Hurricane Sally damage in the City of Pensacola are expected to be completed by Spring 2022, except for Wayside Park.
FEMA Project Status Updates (Subject to Change)
- Bayview Park piers: Construction is underway, with an estimated completion date of mid-October 2021.
- Commendencia Slip: Approved by FEMA, with an estimated construction start date of December 2021.
- Community Maritime Park: Approved by FEMA, with an estimated construction start date of November 2021.
- Osceola Golf Course and Clubhouse: Approved by FEMA, with an estimated construction start date of December 2021.
- Plaza De Luna: Awaiting FEMA funding, with an estimated approval date of November 2021 and estimated construction start date of December 2021.
- Sanders Beach piers and boardwalks: Approved by FEMA, with an estimated construction start date of mid-October 2021.
- Wayside Park: Coordinating with FEMA on funding amount; construction phase to follow once funding is agreed upon.
In addition to the FEMA approval process, which is necessary for the City of Pensacola to receive federal funding for these projects, some of the construction timelines have been delayed by the nationwide shortage of lumber and material.
Residents are encouraged to use the interactive Capital Improvement Projects Dashboard
on the City of Pensacola website, which will be updated with the latest information about FEMA projects as well as other capital improvement projects throughout the city.