June 16, 2023
Residents Encouraged to Monitor Potential Severe Weather Friday, June 16
Escambia County and City of Pensacola residents are encouraged to monitor potential severe weather with the enhanced risk of damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, high surf and dangerous rip currents starting around 4 p.m. Friday, June 16.
The National Weather Service in Mobile, Ala. projects that large swaths of damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail up to two inches in diameter and strong tornadoes are possible for Escambia County throughout the night.
Following Thursday evening and Friday morning's severe weather impact the area, Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are working to assess damages and launch recovery efforts to damage-impacted areas. Residents are encouraged to continue monitoring the forecast as additional severe weather is forecasted for Escambia County.
For local road closures, view the Escambia County Road Closures Map.
Escambia County is offering sand for residents living in flood-prone areas. The sand is available on a first come, first served basis. Residents must bring their own sandbags and shovels to one of the following locations (map):
- Baars Field Athletic Park - 13001 Sorrento Road, Pensacola
- Brent Athletic Park - 4711 N. W St., Pensacola
- Don Sutton Park - 2320 Crabtree Church Road, Molino
- Equestrian Center - 7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola
- Escambia County Road Department - 601 Highway 297-A, Pensacola
- Ferry Pass Middle School - 8355 Yancey Lane, Pensacola, (sand will be on the northwest corner of school property on Parazine Street)
- John R. Jones Jr. Athletic Park - 555 E. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola
- Travis M. Nelson Park - 4541 County Road 4, Pensacola
Residents can sign up for Alert Escambia emergency updates through the Emergency Management website.
Citizens can also report storm-related damages. If you receive damage to your home due to the storm, please report it to the Escambia County Citizens Damage Report.
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.
More information on what to do before, during and after a storm is available online at MyEscambia.com/BeReady. You can also follow @BeReadyEscambia on Twitter, like Escambia County Emergency Management on Facebook, and follow @EscambiaBeReady on Instagram for the latest news and updates on emergencies impacting our community.
Stay informed with these additional city resources:
- Pensacola 311 (non-emergencies only): Citizens have three easy ways to contact 311: Simply dialing 311, visiting cityofpensacola.com/311, or by downloading our Pensacola 311 mobile app, available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry.
- City notifications: cityofpensacola.com/List.aspx