June 16, 2023
City of Pensacola Severe Weather Update
The City of Pensacola is working on damage assessment and recovery efforts after severe weather impacted the area overnight and into this morning, Friday, June 16. Residents are encouraged to continue monitoring the forecast, as additional severe weather is possible today through the weekend.
Storms have continued across the area this morning, with additional severe storms possible starting at 4 p.m. through tonight. These severe storms are capable of producing damaging winds of 60+ mph, golf ball size hail or larger, and tornadoes.
City of Pensacola Information
- Road closures: Langley Avenue at Davis Highway, and 16th Avenue at Texar Drive are currently closed. There may be additional road closures as crews assess damage and rainfall continues.
- Recorded rainfall: 11.56 inches at City Hall, 10.02 inches at Pensacola High School, 9.23 inches at Pensacola International Airport over 9 hours
- Pensacola Fire Department responded to multiple calls overnight, including two residential structure fires, three power lines down, five mutual aid structure fires and one mutual aid rescue.
- No storm-related injuries have been reported in the city.
- City of Pensacola Inspections crews began assessing damage this morning, with no reports of structural damage in the city so far. Crews will continue their assessments for the remainder of the day.
- Public Works and Parks and Recreation crews are working to clear any debris from city roadways, along with clearing storm inlets.
- Residents are asked to please stay off the roadways if possible.
- Please do not attempt to clear debris from city roadways, as street sweepers and crews will be out clearing debris as conditions are safe to do so.
- Do not touch downed power lines. Call Florida Power and Light at 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately to report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line.
- Pay extra attention to local weather reports. Be sure to keep your weather radio on and your cell phone charged to ensure you can receive weather alerts.
- With the possibility of high winds, it is recommended that any lightweight outside furniture or equipment be secured.
- Organizations with planned outside activities during this period need to be weather aware and take the appropriate actions.
- In the event of a Tornado Warning, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home or building. Stay away from windows.
- Turn around, don't drown: In the event of a roadway covered by water, do not attempt to drive over the flooded road. Water depth may be misleading, and you could end up stranded or trapped.
For more information, monitor the local media and legitimate online and social media sources like Escambia County Emergency Management, US National Weather Service Mobile, and Florida SERT.
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