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As flood water recedes in downtown Pensacola, strong odor of sewer in some businesses

As flood water recedes in downtown Pensacola,  strong odor of sewer in some businesses

The businesses in the first block and a half of Palafox Place were flooded overnight. Nick Zangari of New York Nick's has standing water in this sports bar. According to Nick, the water came gushing from the street drains on the street. His place didn't have a sewer order by a few others did. [...]

City of Gulf Breeze flooded heavily in its interior neighborhoods, limited water supply

The City of Gulf Breeze has been hit hard. Many of the entire streets are flooded. The city's stormwater system has been overwhelmed. Residents are asked to conserve water and limit waste water going into the system. Outside the city, Highway 98 is single lane in several areas. There are [...]

Breaking News: Gov. Scott coming to Escambia County

My sources in Tallahassee have confirmed that Gov. Rick Scott is enroute to Escambia County to inspect the damage.

North Escambia reports woman died last night due to flooding on Hwy 29

NorthEscambia.com reports this morning that Betty Faye Word, age 67, drowned in flood waters on Highway 29 in Cantonment Tuesday night. The Florida Highway Patrol said she was traveling headed southbound on Highway 29 and entered water across the roadway. Her 2005 Mercedes CLK330 then entered [...]

Flooding leads to non-profit agencies closing for the day

Non-Profit Agency Closures due to Flooding Pensacola, Fla. – April 30, 2014 Due to severe flooding of roadways, homes and vehicles, United Way of Escambia County and several partner agencies are closed today. As of 7am, the following have notified United Way an updated list will be [...]

Chamber cancels identify theft seminar….or at least that’s who we think sent us the message

The Greater Pensacola Chamber has canceled its Identity Theft seminar today due to the extreme weather. Check its website for updates.

ECUA and ECAT sit it out today

There will be no garbage pick up today and ECAT will not run its bus routes. From ECAT: ECAT BUS SERVICE IS CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS Late Tuesday night, Escambia County was placed under a local state of emergency as a response to the severe weather front that has [...]

Local governments and schools are closed

Escambia County and city of Pensacola offices are closed today. Schools in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties are also closed. I made it downtown, but Garden Street is bad. Stalled cars line the street. Stayed to WCOA and WEAR TV for updates.

State Emergency Response Center activates to Level 2

The State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee activated to Level Two in response to the severe weather and flooding in the Florida Panhandle. The State Emergency Response Team will continue to monitor the situation, and provide support to counties impacted by the storm. “It is [...]

Crist and Scott in Dead Heat

Crist and Scott in Dead Heat

By Dara Kam and Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida A new poll finds Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a dead heat and, with more than 10 percent of voters undecided, sets the stage for an already-brutal campaign expected to get uglier over the next seven [...]

BP tar balls still washing on to Escambia County beaches

BP tar balls still washing on to Escambia County beaches

On the day after the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, Florida Department of Environmental Protection collected 439 tar balls on area beaches. That was just one day by one person. Read BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Monday, April 21, 2014.

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

BP and Coast Guard halt last of the shoreline cleanup operations

Sunday, April 20 is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Yesterday, BP sent out a press release that said the U.S. Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations in Louisiana. Similar operations ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi in June 2013. “Reaching this [...]

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