Escambia County

Hurricane Nate Update #8

October 8, 2017

Current Situation

  • Residents who evacuated may return home. When returning, be watchful for standing water and downed power lines on the road and around your homes.
  • Escambia County Public Works crews are assessing roads and performing clearing debris as needed. Debris contractors are on standby to respond.
  • Damage assessment teams are surveying the beaches, roads and county properties.
  • Fire crews responded to 13 storm-related calls over night. This included power arching, downed power lines, alarm systems and one downed tree on a home located in the 2300 block of Bobwhite Lane. No injuries were reported.
  • There currently is not expected to be any significant river flooding. Emergency management will continue to monitor local rivers.
  • Double red flags are flying on Pensacola Beach, closing the beach to the public. No swimming, wading or surfing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Traffic Conditions & Bridge Closures 

  • All bridges are open.
  • J. Earle Bowden Way/399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach is closed due to flooding.
  • 17th Avenue is closed from Wright Street to Gregory Street due to flooding.
  • South 9th Avenue is closed from Chase Street to Bayfront Avenue due to flooding.
  • Bayfront Parkway – SR 30 is closed at 17th Avenue due to flooding.
  • Via De Luna Drive is closed at Park East due to flooding.
  • Panferio Drive is closed due to flooding.
  • Rio Vista Drive is closed due to flooding.
  • The toll at the Bob Sikes Bridge are suspended at until further notice.
  • Check for Escambia County road closures 24/7 at www.myescambia.com/roadissuesmap.
  • City of Pensacola road closures can be viewed here.
  • For the latest closures and updates, travelers can access Florida’s 511 service from cell phones, landlines and online at www.FL511.com. For more information, follow FDOT on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.


Shelters 

  • Shelter staff are working on demobilization plans. This includes working with residents to determine if it is safe and if their home has power before returning home. 

Utilities

Mass Transit

  • ECAT is not is service Sunday, Oct. 8. Drivers are on standby to help shelterees return home as needed. Service will resume Monday, Oct. 9.

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