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Hurricane Sally Emergency Updates

Last updated October 23, 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 Oopen

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. November 13
  • 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 Visitor Information Center building is closed because of damage. We are taking calls and happy to provide information about the Pensacola Bay Area.

The Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center is open.

The Perdido Key Visitor Center is open.

National and State Park Information​

Johnson Beach (Gulf Islands National Seashore) - Johnson Beach and the Naval Live Oaks Area are open.

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.

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

Storm Updates

Escambia County Offices Closed and ECAT Service Canceled Monday, Aug. 30

Escambia County offices will be closed Monday, Aug. 30 due to the remnant weather from Hurricane Ida. Essential employees such as first responders and those contacted by their supervisors will be expected to maintain county operations. Perdido Landfill will be open tomorrow, and ECUA will be providing service.

Click here for details.

Hurricane Ida 2 p.m. Update

As Hurricane Ida continues on its projected path towards the Louisiana coast, residents are encouraged to continue to closely monitor official weather services for information regarding the storm.

The latest forecast from that National Hurricane Center has Hurricane Ida expected to make landfall in the southeast or south central coast of Louisiana by Sunday night. While the current forecast track is west of the area, any slight shift of the cone could have significant impacts, so it is important to pay attention to forecast updates over the next several days as tropical storm and hurricane conditions remain possible. A local risk for rip currents will increase this weekend with a high risk on Sunday through early next week. More information on the flag system is available online here.   

Read the full update here.

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropical Depression #9

Escambia County is encouraging residents and visitors to closely monitor official weather sources for information regarding Tropical Depression #9. The National Weather Service of Mobile is forecasting Tropical Depression #9 to move on a northwestern track across the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Depression #9 is expected to become a major hurricane.

Read Update