Hurricane Nate updates and reminders

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

Current Situation
  • Residents who evacuated may return home. When returning, be watchful for standing water and downed power lines on the road and around your homes. 
  • Escambia County and City Public Works crews are assessing roads and performing clearing debris as needed. Debris contractors are on standby to respond.
  • Damage assessment teams are surveying the beaches, roads and city and county properties. 
  • City crews have completed initial assessments and there is no significant damage to report. No injuries were reported. 
  • There currently is not expected to be any significant river flooding. Emergency management will continue to monitor local rivers. 
  • Double red flags are flying on Pensacola Beach, closing the beach to the public. No swimming, wading or surfing in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • City of Pensacola offices will be open tommorrow, Monday, October 9, 2017.
  • Traffic Conditions & Bridge Closures 
  • All bridges are open.
  • J. Earle Bowden Way/399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach is closed due to flooding.
  • 17th Avenue is closed from Wright Street to Gregory Street due to flooding. 
  • South 9th Avenue is closed from Chase Street to Bayfront Avenue due to flooding. 
  • Bayfront Parkway – SR 30 is closed at 17thAvenue due to flooding. 
  • Via De Luna Drive is closed at Park East due to flooding.
  • Panferio Drive is closed due to flooding.
  • Rio Vista Drive is closed due to flooding. 
  • The toll at the Bob Sikes Bridge are suspended at until further notice. 
  • Check for Escambia County road closures 24/7 at www.myescambia.com/roadissuesmap.
  • City of Pensacola road closures can be viewed here
  • For the latest closures and updates, travelers can access Florida's 511 service from cell phones, landlines and online at www.FL511.com. For more information, follow FDOT on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL

  • Shelter staff are working on demobilization plans. This includes working with residents to determine if it is safe and if their home has power before returning home. 
Mass Transit
  • ECAT is not is service Sunday, Oct. 8. Drivers are on standby to help shelterees return home as needed. Service will resume Monday.
  • The Pensacola International Airport is CLOSED today.

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

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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