Flooding Event News Release #5

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:39pm

Escambia County Emergency Response is still responding to calls for help as a result of this week's flooding event. However, the call volume into the Escambia County 911 Center has fallen drastically since noon on Wednesday. Since the start of this disaster event Tuesday evening, Escambia County has responded to 281 cases while Escambia County Fire Rescue has responded to 266 cases. All total, the Escambia County 911 dispatch has received 4,129 calls between the start of the emergency at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Flood waters are receeding, but drivers are asked to avoid driving if at all possible. Escambia County will begin a full inspection of roads, bridges and other infrastructure early Thurday morning.

Reopening Thursday

Escambia County Board of County Commission Offices

All County and Circuit courts

The Clerk of Circuit Court Offices

Tax Collector Janet Holley is reopening three of her locations on Thursday. Deadline for paying property taxes has been extended one day until tomorrow (Thu). Payment can be made on line or drop box.  Property Appraiser Chris Jones will also reopen his offices on Thursday.

The University of West Florida

Pensacola Christian Academy


The Escambia County Public School System

Road Closures

Westbound I-10 ramp to southbound I-110

Scenic Highway 150 ft north of Baywalk Circle

Scenic Highway south of Scenic Highway Circle

U.S. 29 north of Kingsfield Road

East Johnson Avenue (bridge is out)

Dog Track Road at Lillian Highway

Airport at Carpenter Creek

9th Avenue at Carpenter Creek

Beaur Road at Serative Road

Roads Open with Issues

Northbound I-110 at mile marker 6 is restricted

I-10 at mile marker 5 is restricted

Southbound Highway 29 to westbound I-10 is restricted

Guidy Lane

Detroit Boulevard East

Eight Mile Creek Road

Jernigan Road

Galvin Avenue

Joaquin Road

Fairfield and 58th


Red Cross Shelters at the Bellview United Methodist Church and the Wedgewood Community Center remain open. People may bring their pets to the Wedgewood Center.

Animals at the Escambia County Animal Shelter have been checked on, and are in good health and wellbeing.

ECUA is asking the community to report water or sewer main breaks by calling 850-476-0480 or after hours call 850-476-5110. For more information on ECUA boil water notices please visit their website by clicking here.

Residents in Escambia County that need non-emergency assistance can call the Citizens Information Center at 850-471-6600.

For all the latest information on severe weather impacting Escambia County, residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts on MyEscambia.com and follow us @BeReadyEscambia on Twitter.