Inclement weather updates and reminders

June 21, 2017 @ 11:15am 

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center 

  • Cindy is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 6 to 9 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and western portions of the Florida Panhandle through Thursday. This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas.
  • On the forecast track, the center of Cindy will approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late today or tonight, and move inland over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana on Thursday.

City of Pensacola

We have nothing of significance to report, damage-related or otherwise.  There are numerous (ongoing) instances of nuisance flooding around the City, which is to be expected with the high-intensity rainfall bands. Our work crews are out in the community actively monitoring historical problem areas to quickly address anything that may become a public safety issue.  Roadway flooding does subside rather quickly once the rainfall subsides, but the public should be urged to use due caution when driving through these areas.

  • Please continue to report any instances of clogged stormwater inlets to 311. 
  • Please keep garbage and recycling carts up on the curb. 
  • Heavy runoff can wash them into stormwater inlets.

Below is a list of additional resources that can keep you up to date and connected to health and safety services.

City Notifications - http://cityofpensacola.com/List.aspx

Escambia County Emergency Management - https://www.facebook.com/bereadyec/

National Weather Service - http://www.weather.gov/

Weather Radar - http://weartv.com/weather/radar

Pensacola 311 

Now citizens have three easy ways to contact 311 -- simply dialing 311, visiting this website, or by downloading our Pensacola 311 mobile app, available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Non-Emergencies Only - Pensacola 311 is designed to handle non-emergency issues only. If you require emergency assistance, please utilize one of the following numbers:

Fire/Police/Emergency Medical Services: 911
Pensacola Energy: 850-474-5300
Sanitation Department: 850-435-1890

Additional Information from the National Weather Service - It never hurts to be prepared during hurricane season! Now is a perfect time to look over your hurricane preparedness list and make sure your supplies are well-stocked. If you are heading to the grocery store this weekend, go ahead and update your emergency kit by adding extra food and water (for you, your family AND your pets) to your list!

The tropical preparedness webpage has a ton of links with information and preparedness tips tailored to our area: www.weather.gov/mob/tropical#Preparedness??

Bookmark the new tropical forecast webpage: www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=mob??

Bookmark the National Hurricane Center webpage for Tropical Weather Outlook updates: www.hurricanes.gov
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