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


Closures


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.


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