Pensacola has been placed under a hurricane warning by the National Weather Service (NWS) as Hurricane Michael tracks into the Gulf of Mexico.
Michael is expected to reach the Gulf Coast by Wednesday afternoon as a Category 3 storm.
There is still uncertainty where Michael will make landfall. NWS’s current track has shifted to the west and is forecasted to make landfall at Panama City Beach.
Pensacola is under a storm surge watch. Pensacola can expect to receive heavy rainfall and experience hurricane-force winds.
At this time, no evacuations have been ordered for Escambia County.
Governor Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for 35 counties, including Escambia County. He has ordered state offices to close Tuesday, October 9 through Thursday, October 11 in the affected counties.
Escambia County Schools will conduct half-day early release on Tuesday, October 9 and will be closed all day Wednesday October 10.
Residents should complete their emergency plan as soon as possible. Residents should have three days of food and water, as well as all needed medications. Know your evacuation zone.
As we continue to monitor the storm, Pensacola International Airport passengers holding reservations for travel this week are encouraged to check with their airlines frequently for flight status information.
Public Works and Facilities crews will continue to be out prior to the weather event 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.
City officials continue to monitor the weather and will aim to take necessary precautions. We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to be mindful of impending weather forecasts and access 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 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