Feb. 2, 2022
Residents Encouraged to Monitor Potential Severe Weather
Escambia County residents are encouraged to monitor potential isolated severe thunderstorms with the possibility of flooding on Thursday, Feb. 3. Dangerous rip currents and high surf are expected along coastal parts of the county.
The National Weather Service in Mobile
projects a slow-moving cold front will bring the risk of isolated thunderstorms beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing into the evening. High surf of five to eight feet is expected along the entire coastal region until Friday morning.
"Escambia County is currently at a marginal risk for severe weather," said Public Safety Director Eric Gilmore. "We also have a potential for flooding, so we encourage citizens to remain weather aware.”
With the possibility of localized flooding, one of the most important hurricane preparation steps Escambia County residents can take is to know their evacuation zone - either A, B, C, D, E or none. Look it up at MyEscambia.com/KnowYourZone.
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
. Weather Update from the Emergency Operation Center (Updated Feb. 2, 2022 at 1:54 p.m.)