Hurricane season begins each year on June 1 and ends on November 30. As a Gulf Coast destination, it’s important to be prepared and to have a plan in case of disaster. At Visit Pensacola, we’re here as a catalyst of information. As always, safety for residents and guests is always our top priority.

In the case of a severe weather system such as a tropical storm or hurricane, here’s what you need to know.

Escambia County Emergency Management

The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for Escambia County. In the instance of a natural disaster, Visit Pensacola will post official updates to its website directly from Escambia County Emergency Management. Members of the community should review their website ahead of time and create a disaster preparation plan, sign up for official alerts, and familiarize themselves with things such as evacuation zones, evacuation shelters, and more. Visit Escambia County Be Ready

Florida Now

Florida Now is Visit Florida’s live network that allows viewers to stay up to date on what's happening in real time in Florida including live webcams and local Twitter feeds from across the state. https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/florida-now.html

Escambia County Lodging

In the event of natural disaster, Visit Pensacola will be taking daily inventory approximately every two hours from area accommodations to provide to Escambia County Emergency Management. This is to give accurate information to residents, visitors, evacuees and relief workers that may need lodging. Currently, Visit Pensacola has a contact list for properties in the event of a natural disaster. Please contact Kaya Man at kman@visitpensacola.com.