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Escambia County Prepares for Michael


None as of 6am Monday. Residents and visitors on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key will be the first asked to leave if orders are issued.

Surf/Beach Conditions:

High risk of rip currents and high surf advisory are in effect through at least Thursday. Red flags.

Surf heights will reach 8-10 feet late Monday and into Tuesday, increasing to 10-15 feet Tuesday night

into Wednesday.

Emergency Declaration:

EC Commission has declared local state of emergency—a preemptive step that allows county to make formal requests to state and FEMA for any assistance after Hurricane Michael.

Landfall expected Wednesday somewhere along Florida panhandle.

Closures – Schools, Colleges & Universities

Escambia Co. Schools on early release schedule Tuesday, closing at noon.  Closed Wednesday. All extracurricular activities cancelled.

UWF closes at noon Tuesday and will be closed Wednesday.  Normal class and business schedules expected to resume Thursday at 8am. 

Pensacola State College all PSC campuses will close at noon Tuesday and remain closed on Wednesday.

Pensacola Christian Academy open for full day on Tuesday. Decision on Wednesday will be made


Trash Collection

ECUA trash pick-up on Perdido Key normally scheduled for Wednesday will be picked up Tuesday—one day early—in anticipation of bridge closures on Wednesday. For other instructions, see www.MyEscambia.com

Sand Bags

Available on first come basis at 8 locations in Escambia county.  You must bring your own sandbags

and shovel.  Locations and a map are on www.MyEscambia.com

Road / Bridge Closures
Roads and bridges will be closed and announced immediately in the event of standing water that makes a road impassable, or there are sustained winds of 39 mph making a bridge unsafe.

Recreational Areas

Gulf Islands National Seashore:  Fort Pickens, Perdido Key, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa areas closed

Monday night and will not reopen Tuesday.  All campers at Fort Pickens campground were ordered to evacuate by 7pm Monday.  Fort Barrancas and Naval Live Oaks areas will be open as normal but that may change at any time.

Blackwater Forestry Center:  All operations, offices, recreation and day-use areas in Escambia, Santa

Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties have been shut down through Thursday.


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