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Hurricane Isaac - Latest Update

August 28, 2012

Friends - Below, please find some of the most up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Isaac and precautions being taken in the Florida Panhandle.

Power outages should be reported to Gulf Power at 1-800-GU-Power (1-800-487-6937) or Escambia River Cooperative, Inc. at 1-877-OUT-EREC (1-877-688-3732).

For more tips and information on Hurricane Isaac, please visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management website or the National Hurricane Center website.

Escambia County

If you live in Escambia County, please click here to visit their Division of Emergency Management site and be sure to review their evacuation map.

For latest update on Hurricane Isaac, click here.

Residents can call the Citizen Information Center (CIC), (850) 471-6600, for more information.

  • The Escambia County Emergency Operations Center will remain activated throughout the evening.
    • The County remains under a tropical storm warning, flash flood watch and tornado watch until 7 p.m.
    • Road Closures – The following roads have been closed due to flooding:
    • Via de Luna, east of Portofino all the way to Navarre – closed in both directions
    • Fort Pickens Road
    • Gongora Drive (partial)
    • DeVilliers (partial)
    • South 9th Avenue (partial)
    • Baublits Road E & W at the intersection of Kalash N & S
  • No bridges in Escambia County are closed or are scheduled to close at this time. 
  • There are trees down throughout the County. If you find a tree down in the roadway, please call the non-emergency line at the Sheriff’s department at 436-9620.
  • If you approach a traffic signal that is out, please treat the intersection as a four-way stop. If the lights are blinking red, stop and yield right-of-way.
  • Both Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key have experienced beach erosion due to the storm. County officials will be evaluating the level of damage beginning tomorrow.
  • As of 3 p.m., Gulf Power is reporting 836 customers without power.
  • Escambia River Electric Cooperative is not reporting any customers without power at this time.
  • All Escambia County offices, including the Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and First Judicial Court Operations - including those at Blanchard, Bruno and COB buildings – will be open tomorrow.
  • The beaches are currently unsafe for swimmers. If you choose to enter the water, you do so at your own risk. We will continue to see high water even after the winds subside.
  • Escambia County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow due to the uncertainty of the weather conditions and the safety of the school buses. Schools will reopen on Thursday.
  • The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College have cancelled classes through Wednesday. 
  • The City of Pensacola will resume normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29, The Escambia County Emergency Operations Center  will remain activated throughout the evening.

For full list of services closing or remaining open today Tuesday, August 28, 2012, click here

Santa Rosa County

If you live in Santa Rosa County, please click here to visit their Division of Emergency Management site and be sure to review their evacuation map.

Limited Access to Navarre Beach

Due to the public safety hazard created by a large number of sightseers on Navarre Beach, the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office will limit access to Navarre Beach to residents,  employees of Navarre Beach businesses, and visitors who can provide documentation of a Navarre Beach rental, from 6:30 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29.