Sept. 19, 2020
City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #2New information is highlighted.
City of Pensacola staff have been working diligently to clear downed trees from city roadways, restore traffic signals, clear stormwater ponds, assess damages and more since Hurricane Sally made landfall. City Public Works and Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Inspection Services and Sanitation Services staff began recovery work as soon as it was safe to do so after Hurricane Sally, and the city has also hired several contractors to help expedite the recovery efforts.
The public's patience is appreciated as crews continue to work throughout the city.
City Hurricane Sally Recovery Summary as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20:
- Of the city's 92 signalized intersections, only 10 remain not working due to no power.
- All major stormwater ponds are being pumped down successfully, and storm inlets/pipes are being cleared by city crews.
- Damage assessments of city building facilities have been completed. The current damage estimate for city building facilities is at approximately $10 million.
- City Parks and Recreation facilities are currently being assessed for damages. The damage assessments will continue into next week.
- 353 trees have been reported blocking roadways so far, and approximately 315 of those have been cleared. All remaining blockages should be cleared within the next 72 hours.
- Damage assessments of city waterfront assets are currently taking place. Preliminary damage estimates are expected to be complete within the next 48 hours.
Drivers are urged to use extra caution on the roads and watch for downed trees, power lines and debris. Please remember to treat intersections with traffic signal outages as four-way stops.
Please stay tuned to the City of Pensacola's website
and Facebook page
for updates on Hurricane Sally and impacts to city services.