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Hurricane Sally Emergency Updates

Last updated October 6, 2020

Our destination is currently assessing damage throughout the community from Hurricane Sally. Businesses are slowly coming back online, and we ask that you be patient. If you have reservations, we encourage you to contact your accommodations directly before arriving as damages are still being assessed.

Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are open.

The Bob Sikes Bridge that connects Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach is open. For safety purposes, only a portion of the bridge is being used and the the speed limit is five miles an hour to reduce vibrations.

Use detours to reach Pensacola Beach.

Three Mile Bridge Detour Map

The Three Mile Bridge that connects Pensacola to Gulf Breeze sustained damage and is closed until further notice. There are two detour options for reaching Pensacola Beach from U.S. 98

  • I-10 Exit 22 - Garcon Point Bridge on S.R. 281. Bridge tolls are suspended until 6 a.m. October 23
  • I-10 Exit 31 - S.R. 87 

Online road closure resources

  • Check for Escambia County road closures 24/7 at
  • City of Pensacola road closures can be viewed here.
  • For the latest closures and updates, travelers can access Florida's 511 service from cell phones, landlines and online at

Fuel Access
Download the Gas Buddy App to find gas stations that are open and that have fuel.

Visitor Information Centers

The Pensacola and Perdido Key Visitor Information Centers will remain closed until further notice. 

The Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center is open.

National and State Park Information​

Johnson Beach (Gulf Islands National Seashore) - On Saturday, October 3, Johnson Beach in the Perdido Key Area and the Naval Live Oaks Area will reopen.

Fort Pickens (Gulf Islands National Seashore) - Closed until further notice.

Big Lagoon State Park - Re-opened to the public on September 28 (with limited amenities) after sustaining damages from Hurricane Sally. The boat ramp and canoe/kayak launch are available. For safety purposes, the boardwalks remain closed. 

Today, the campgrounds partially re-opened. To ensure the safety of visitors and prioritize recovery efforts, the campground will fully re-open when it is appropriate to do so. For more information, please visit our safety updates page.

Water Quality 

Before entering any body of water, first check the quality of water. Following large storms, runoff, debris and other materials may contaminate or be hidden in the water. To check water quality, click here.  

Disaster Relief

For those wishing to donate to recovery efforts, Red Cross has developed a donation link for those affected by Hurricanes Sally and Laura. For clarification, the Pensacola Bay area was affected by Hurricane Sally. United Way of West Florida is taking donations at or text 850RELIEF to 41444.  

Official Emergency Resources

The official resource for Hurricane Sally Updates is My Escambia.
Everyone is encouraged to follow BeReadyEscambia Facebook and Twitter sites for the latest Hurricane Sally information.

Hurricane Sally Updates from Escambia County