June 17, 2023
City of Pensacola Severe Weather Update 2
City of Pensacola staff have been working diligently on damage assessments and repairs, including clearing stormwater ponds, debris removal, roadway repairs and more, after severe weather impacted the area on Thursday, June 15 through Friday, June 16.
Residents are encouraged to continue monitoring the forecast, as a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flood Watch are in effect for Pensacola, with additional severe weather possible today through the holiday weekend.
- Langley Avenue at Davis Highway: The road is now open for two-way traffic. The sidewalk remains closed and is slated for restoration on Monday, June 19.
- 16th Avenue at Texar Drive: The road is now open.
City of Pensacola Inspections crews have completed critical damage assessments, with no reports of structural damage in the city. Public Works and Parks and Recreation crews have picked up all downed trees, with street sweepers continuing their regular routes on Tuesday, June 20.
City of Pensacola Parks & Facilities Closures
- Bayview Park: The Outdoor Pursuits Center, playground, dog beach, pier and the L-shaped pavilion are closed until further notice. Cleanup efforts are underway.
- In the event of additional heavy rainfall or flash flood warnings, residents are asked to please stay off the roadways if possible.
- Please do not attempt to clear debris from city roadways, as street sweepers 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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