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April 17, 2019

NWS forecasts severe storms in Pensacola beginning Thursday afternoon

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting severe storms in the Pensacola area beginning Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. 

The potential threats are damaging winds with speeds up to 70 miles per hour, tornadoes and localized flash flooding particularly of low lying and urban areas. Between one to three inches of rain can be expected. High surf and dangerous rip currents will impact the beaches late Thursday through Friday night.

Please have an emergency plan in place and have multiple ways to receive warning information.

City officials are monitoring the weather and will aim to take necessary precautions. We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to be mindful of impending weather forecasts and access to health and safety services. If you see a storm drain that appears to be obstructed, please remove the obstruction. 

City Notifications -

Escambia County Emergency Management -

National Weather Service -

Weather Radar -

Pensacola 311 - Citizens have three easy ways to contact 311 -- simply dialing 311, visiting this website, or by downloading our Pensacola 311 mobile app, available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry.

Non-Emergencies Only - Pensacola 311 is designed to handle non-emergency issues only. If you require emergency assistance, please utilize one of the following numbers:

Fire/Police/Emergency Medical Services: 911

Pensacola Energy: 850-474-5300

Sanitation Department: 850-435-1890

map showing area affected by severe storms
map showing areas affected by flood threat
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