EOC update: Hurricane Delta

Escambia County continues to closely monitor Hurricane Delta this week. While it’s still too early to determine the exact impacts of the storm to Escambia County, theNational Weather Service of Mobile is forecasting potential local impacts to include 1-3 inches of rain, gusts up to 20 mph, high risk of rip currents, high surf, minor coastal flooding and the possibility of isolated tornados Friday evening through Saturday morning.

“Escambia County is continuing to prepare for Hurricane Delta as though the storm is coming our area,” Emergency Manager Eric Gilmore said. “We are encouraging residents to prepare their storm kits and finalize their storm plans in the event that the track shifts eastward.”

Residents are reminded to follow official sources for storm information such as National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, Escambia County Emergency Management and City of Pensacola.