Skip Navigation
 
 
 
Title Goes Here
CITIZEN INFO LINE:
850-471-6600
OPEN
CITIZEN INFO LINE
 
CLOSED

LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION

  • Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier Opens

    Oct 16, 2018
    The Pensacola Beach Gulf Fishing Pier is now open after being temporarily closed due to Hurricane Michael. The Bob Sikes Fishing Pier will remain closed until further notice.
    Full story
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if I’m in an evacuation zone? 

A: Knowing your evacuation zone is one of the most important hurricane preparation steps you can take. It is very important that you look up your evacuation zone each year to find out if and when you should evacuate, even if you have looked it up in the past, as zones can change. Most importantly, don’t rely on previous storm experience. Just because you weathered the last storm, doesn’t mean you will weather this one.Look up your address online at myescambia.com/knowyourzone.


Q: Why am I not in an evacuation zone (not A, B, C, D or E)? 

A: Because your home is not considered to be in a risk area, particularly from storm surge. However, you should do what makes you and your family feel safe. If you are in a mobile home or have special needs, you should consider sheltering in a different location.


Q: What are the evacuation routes?


A: It's important to know how you will leave if an evacuation is ever called. Please see http://bit.ly/2eJAKzm. Or see our disaster guide for a map http://bit.ly/2wGak6j.

Q: Are the bridges going to close?

A: While it can be very frustrating, it is very important to note that road and bridge closures are truly weather dependent. We cannot "guess" when or if closures will happen. In the event that standing water makes a road impassable or there are sustained winds (NOT gusts) of 39 mph making a bridge unsafe, the specific location will be announced as soon as possible.

There are also several online resources available every day, 24/7:

 

activation level 1
activation level 2
activation level 3
Know Your Zone Logo
Alert Escambia Sign Up Button

Join our mailing list for the latest news during an emergency event.

Ask MyEscambia