Sept. 23, 2020
City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #5New 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. Wednesday, Sept. 23:
- All of the city's 92 signalized intersections are working, and all city roadways should now be open to traffic. For a real-time road closure map, click here.
- All major stormwater ponds have been 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. All city community centers have been assessed for damages, along with Osceola Golf Course. The damage assessments will continue this week.
- All 353 trees that were reported blocking city roadways have been cleared. If there is a downed tree blocking your street (within City of Pensacola limits) and it has not been cleared, please call Parks and Recreation at 850-436-5670.
- Damage assessments of city parks and waterfront assets are currently taking place. The current damage estimate for city parks and waterfront assets is at approximately $10 million - $12 million.
- Now that all reported trees have been cleared from city roadways, Parks and Recreation staff are turning their attention to cleaning up parks and athletic fields, along with working to get community centers back open.
- City of Pensacola Sanitation began garbage pickup on Monday, Sept. 21. As of Tuesday, Sept. 22, crews had collected 63 loads of garbage totaling 593 tons.
- City Sanitation customers who did not receive garbage pickup as scheduled may call City of Pensacola Sanitation Services at 850-435-1890 for assistance.
- A total of 15 crews (10 city crews and five contractor crews) began picking up debris Monday, Sept. 21. More crews will be added later this week to expedite debris pickup.
- As of Tuesday, Sept. 22, crews have picked up 226 loads of yard debris totaling over 9,000 cubic yards since Monday.
- Debris pickup area maps are being added to the City of Pensacola's Facebook page as they are finalized with contractors.
- City staff went out with FEMA's Damage Assessment Team Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22. The city's damage assessments with FEMA have been completed.
- The city distributed over 1,000 tarps Sunday, Sept. 20 at Fire Stations 1 and 6 and Monday, Sept. 21 at several city community centers.
- Private property damage assessment is currently at $15 million in the City of Pensacola.
- Parks and Recreation is hiring five local contractors to begin tree work in the most impacted city parks, City Hall, and medians.
- Osceola Golf Course clearing is ongoing, with a goal of reopening nine holes and the driving range by the end of the week or this weekend.
- Roger Scott Tennis Center has reopened the 18 hard courts and is working on getting eight of the clay courts back open.
- Parks and Recreation is working to get Exchange Park and Roger Scott fields back in playable condition and reopened.
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