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The Perdido Landfill and Palafox Transfer Station will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 16. A decision about Thursday will be made tomorrow.
As a reminder, residents are encouraged to prepare their disaster kits now, which should include seven days of food and water supplies for after the storm arrives. Residents are also encouraged to fuel all vehicles and generators, and prepare all medications needed by family and pets. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time. Remember, this year's disaster kit might need to look a little different if you must go to a shelter—make sure to include face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
With possible flooding forecast for our area, please do not drive into hazardous flood water and remember to Turn Around Don't Drown®. Follow these flood safety tips:
The sand is available on a first come, first serve basis. Residents must bring their own sandbags and shovels to one of the following locations. View map of sand locations here. (Map does not include new location on Gulf Beach Highway.)
Weather Update from National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center
Escambia County River Electric
View the EREC outage map via www.erec.com for up to date power outage information. Escambia River Electric Cooperative’s telephone number to report outages is 1-877-OUT-EREC or 1-877-688-3732.
City of Pensacola
The following City of Pensacola offices and facilities will be closed to the public Tuesday, Sept. 15 due to Hurricane Sally:
Sanitation Pickup Changes
City of Pensacola Sanitation customers will also experience a change in their pickup schedule this week due to Hurricane Sally:
Several roadways in the City of Pensacola have been closed due to flooding from Hurricane Sally.
The following roads are closed:
More road closures are expected. Real-time road closures are available on the city's road closures map.
Drivers are asked to stay off the roads. Never drive into hazardous flood water, and remember to Turn Around Don't Drown®. Follow these flood safety tips:
Schools, Colleges & Universities
Pensacola Christian College will be open today and classes will meet as long as weather conditions permit, since most students live on campus. Pensacola Christian Academy is closed today. Decisions regarding Wednesday will be announced later today.
All Pensacola State College locations, offices, classes and activities are canceled and the college will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 15. PSC plans to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 16, but will continue to monitor the weather and send additional alerts if plans change.
Pensacola International Airport
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Sanitation collections for ECUA customers in Escambia and Santa Rosa County for Tuesday, Sept. 15, have been canceled following the announced closures of the Perdido and Central Landfills. Information on the resumption of collections will be posted after the re-opening of each landfill is determined by their respective county. Please check this post, our website, or local media sources for updates.
All ECUA business offices will close at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 14 and will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 15 in anticipation of Hurricane Sally. At this time, we expect our offices to re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The First Judicial Circuit Courts
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed the Fort Pickens, Perdido Key/Johnson Beach, Santa Rosa/Opal Beach and Okaloosa areas and evacuated Fort Pickens campground. The areas will remain closed until further notice.
Highway 399, J. Earl Bowden Way, also closed Sunday night ahead of the storm.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Storm Preparation Actions you can Take Now
|ESF 1 Transportation||Minor Issues
ECAT staff and vehicles are on standby.
|ESF 2 Communications||Normal Operations
21 day supply of fuel on hand. Three Mile Bridge is closed for safety reasons due to possible barge hitting bridge and 40 mile sustained winds. PPD is closing Pensacola side and Gulf Breeze closing Santa Rosa side at 9 a.m.
|ESF 4 Firefighting||Normal Operations
Six National Guard high water rescue vehicles being assigned to Escambia County.
High Water Vehicle Staging Location:
Station 18 (Molino) / POC is Anthony Manning
Station 6 (Ensley) / POC is Adam Bobe
Station 2 (Beulah) / POC is Jim Pokrandt
Pensacola Fire Department Station 2 (4132 N Davis Hwy) / POC is Brock Jester
Station 11 (Myrtle Grove) / POC is Robert Jordan
Station 16 (Warrington) / POC Andrew Rasnick
GIS Division: Working on minor operations/tasks to keep up-to-date information current.
Planning Section: Generating status reports for state and county, generating templates for future potential operations. Preparing for landfall.
Pensacola Bay Center
Tue, 9/15, 10:30am
0 special needs
Per Cyndee Pennington no issues to report
serving a hot meal at 12:30 p.m. with water as the drink
Tamika Williams, ESF 7 Logistics Section Chief, arrived for duty at 7 a.m. Attended the planning meeting and provided a briefing to the EOC. Entered two State Mission Requests.
Health & Medical
ESF-8 set up and ready at 7 a.m. Escambia County FDOH closed today and expected to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 16. SpNS co-located with Red Cross general population shelter at the Bay Center which opened at 8 p.m. yesterday, Sept. 14.
Search & Rescue
|ESF 10 Hazardous Materials||Normal Operations
Normal delivery ops at this time. Fuel terminals closed in Pensacola, Mobile, Niceville and Freeport.
Press Conferences at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. scheduled for today. Updating social media and press releases with new information.
ESF 16 being manned.
Animal & Agricultural Issues
Pet-friendly shelter is operating, but currently has no animals.
Equestrian center is not operating as a shelter due to potential local impact, encouraging people needing livestock shelter to contact shelters out of the impact area.
Shelter is closed to the public but animals are being provided care. Wildlife shelter closed to public animals have been moved due to flooding concerns, people with wild life emergencies can contact thru their Facebook page.
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