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Residents Encouraged to Monitor High Wind Warning Jan. 24-25

Published Jan 24, 2023

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Escambia County residents are encouraged to monitor potential severe weather with the enhanced risk of damaging winds, tornadoes, high surf and dangerous rip currents on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, Jan. 24-25. Beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Escambia County will be under a High Wind Warning.

The National Weather Service in Mobile projects wind speeds capable of damaging trees, crops, power lines and structures. Wind gusts over 70 mph are possible. There is also the possibility of tornadoes. Along with the high wind speeds, Escambia County is under the threat of minor coastal flooding. Beach erosion is also possible.

"With the threat of severe weather moving in tonight, it is important to make sure that your phone is ready to receive critical alerts such as tornado warnings," said Emergency Manager Travis Tompkins. "Go to www.myescambia.com/beready and watch the video to make sure your phone is ready. Plug your phone up this evening and ensure that the volume is turned on to hear and respond to alerts."

Residents can sign up for Alert Escambia emergency updates through the Emergency Management website.

Citizens can also report storm-related damages. If you receive damage to your home due to the storm, please report it to the Escambia County Citizens Damage Report.

For more information, monitor the local media and legitimate online and social media sources like Escambia County Emergency ManagementUS National Weather Service Mobile, and Florida SERT

Weather Update from the Emergency Operation Center (Updated Jan. 24, 2023 at 6:44 a.m.)

Weather map from the National Weather Service

The high wind impacts graphic from the National Weather Service

The coastal hazards graphic from the National Weather Service

The marine threat graphic from the National Weather Service

 

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