City of Pensacola to suspend operations Tuesday

The City of Pensacola will suspend non-essential operations tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac’s projected landfall to the west of the city. All City facilities, including City Hall, City of Pensacola neighborhood resource centers, West Florida Public Library branches, and all other City offices will close for the day.

The City of Pensacola will suspend sanitation collection on Tuesday, August 28, ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac’s projected landfall along the central Gulf Coast. Tuesday’s normal garbage, recycling, and yard trash collections will be delayed until Wednesday, August 29. Special pick-ups will also be suspended until Wednesday.

City sanitation customers normally scheduled for Tuesday collection should not place garbage and recycling containers at curbside until tropical storm force winds have passed and collection can resume on Wednesday. The projected collection schedule is subject to change depending on the projected path of the storm.

Pensacola and Escambia County remain under a Hurricane Warning, with hurricane conditions expected within the next 48 hours. The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

Escambia County has also issued an order of evacuation for Zones A, B and C. That area includes most of Downtown Pensacola south of Garden Street as well as portions of the Sanders Beach neighborhood. Residents can check and use the address look-up tool to confirm whether or not they are in an evacuation zone.

The Escambia County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 7:00 am on Monday, August 27. Escambia County has also activated the Citizen Information Center (CIC), allowing residents to call (850) 471-6600 for information.

Pensacola International Airport: As of 8:00 AM CDT Monday, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) remains open, but due to inclement weather statewide, the Airport is experiencing airline cancellations. PNS recommends passengers contact their air carrier for flight information. Phone numbers for airlines can be found at