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Hurricane Zeta: What Pensacola Area Needs To Know

Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are under a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Zeta prepares to make landfall sometime Wednesday night, most likely at about 7 p.m., in southeast Louisiana. Winds could be between 39 and 73 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Both counties also are under a Storm Surge Warning, with storm surge values on the coast — spanning Pensacola Beach to Navarre — projected to hover between 2 and 4 feet.

 

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.

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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 www.myescambia.com/roadissuesmap.
  • 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 www.FL511.com.

Fuel Access
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