Evacuations are announced

Escambia County has issued an order of evacuation for Zones A, B and C. This includes the barriers islands of Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach/Santa Rosa Island, as well as inland areas along Perdido Bay, Escambia Bay, Santa Rosa Sound and large portions of downtown. OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTY ARE INCLUDED IN THIS EVACUATION ORDER.

Please check www.bereadyescambia.com and use the address look up tool to confirm whether or not you are in an evacuation zone.

· Shelters will open at 9:00 a.m, Monday morning. A list of shelters can be found at www.bereadyescambia.com.

· All Escambia County offices (except for essential personnel) will be closed at 12:00 p.m. (noon) tomorrow, Monday, August 27.

· Escambia County Public Schools will be closed Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28.

· Escambia County Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 7:00 a.m., Monday, August 27. At that time, the County will also activate the Citizen Information Center (CIC), residents can call (850) 471-6600 for information after 7:00 a.m. Monday.

· Escambia County is now under a Hurricane Watch. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible in the next 48 hours.

· The track of this storm remains uncertain. Residents are advised to exercise caution and use their best judgment in preparing for the impacts of this storm.

· Deteriorating weather should begin Monday evening, with tropical storm force winds reaching Escambia County on Monday at 10:00 p.m.

· Isaac may bring rainfall of up to 10-12 inches over a 48-hour period. Due to high levels of rain this month, Escambia County residents should be alert for areas of localized flooding.

· There is a high risk of dangerous rip currents along the beaches of Escambia County. Please follow flag colors. A red flag means the water is closed to swimmers. Double red means the water is closed to everyone.

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