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  • Tropical Update - June 16 2021

    Tropical Weather Threat Update

    Jun 16, 2021
    Escambia County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the potential for tropical development in the western Gulf of Mexico later this week. A tropical disturbance over the Bay of Campeche in the far southern Gulf of Mexico this morning is expected to gradually become better organized by the end of this week and lift north across the western Gulf of Mexico. A tropical depression is likely to form late Thursday or Friday.
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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 evacuation routes here. Or see our disaster guide for a map.

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:



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