More on hurricane preparation

Press Release: Escambia County Public Safety is currently monitoring the forecast track of Tropical Storm Isaac for any potential impacts to our area. No plans have been made to activate the Emergency Operations Center. At this time, residents should be preparing for the possibility of landfall in Northwest Florida.

· Review your disaster plan.
· Prepare your disaster kit to include water, clothing, medications and other necessary items. Remember, “The First 72 are on You!”
· If you are making plans to evacuate, make sure you leave yourself enough time. Take your disaster kit with you and notify a friend or family member of your intended location.
· Log onto to find out if you live in an evacuation zone in the event evacuations are ordered.
· Take advantage of this weekend to prepare your yard and property for the arrival of the storm. Trim dead trees and secure yard furniture. Also, test your generator to make sure it works properly. If you get fuel for your generator, make sure you store it in an open area with proper ventilation and away from open flames.
· If you have horses that need shelter, contact the Escambia County Equestrian Center at 941-6042. Reservations are being taken at this time. Space is very limited and is given on a first come first serve basis.
· Escambia County is not offering any sand bags. Residents are encouraged to purchase their own bags and sand from a local hardware store if they feel the need to have sandbags protect their property.
· For more tips, log onto and be sure to follow Escambia County Emergency Management on Twitter @bereadyescambia.