Weather precautions and reminders
The National Hurricane Center has begun to issue advisories on Tropical Depression Sixteen. The current forecast calls for this storm to move rapidly north, potentially impacting our area as early as Saturday or Sunday.
In preparation of potential impacts residents can review the City of Pensacola hurricane preparedness website (link below) for tips, checklists, plans, and more to ensure you and your family are prepared.
Public Works and Facilities crews will continue to be out prior to any weather events as part of normal precautionary operations. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as they become available.If you see a storm drain that appears to be obstructed, please remove the obstruction. As an additional reminder be sure to also report non-emergency related issues to Pensacola 311. 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
Now citizens have multiple ways to contact 311 -- simply dialing 311, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 -
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