In an effort to support and enhance the Escambia County mission, the Emergency Management Division will continue to develop and enhance the efforts of an all-hazard, multi-jurisdictional, multi-organizational plan through prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation disaster activities. It is this mission that drives us to continuously evaluate our plans and procedures to better our preparedness and response activities for the citizens of Escambia County.
FY 2017-2018 Accomplishments
- Participated in more than 21 different public outreach/education programs, reaching thousands of residents and business owners and encouraging them to actively participate in preparing for and mitigating against future disasters.
- Participated in multi-agency disaster exercises which included the annual Florida Statewide Hurricane Exercise, Pensacola International Airport Aircraft Incident Exercise, and several multi-agency tabletop exercises focusing on response and recovery activities.
- Launched a new "Know Your Zone" website at myescambia.com/knowyourzone for residents to look up their hurricane evacuation zone and storm surge impacts. The new evacuation lookup tool is mobile responsive, features an improved address search tool and clearly shows residents the impact of storm surge simulations for each level of possible called evacuations.
Emergency Response Activities
Closely monitored Hurricane Gordon as it moved southwest of Pensacola, dropping greater than 15 inches of rainfall in areas of Escambia and causing some isolated flooding issues.
Provided command and control assets for the two Blue Angels Air Shows on Pensacola Beach and NAS Pensacola.