Hurricane Michael: Visit Pensacola Update
WHAT: Hurricane Michael has passed through Northwest Florida. In the aftermath, Pensacola is open and has hotel availability for anyone in need. The hurricane made landfall over Mexico Beach, Florida. Surrounding areas including Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties are clearing the way for first responders and ask for no citizen traffic.
WHERE: The Pensacola International Airport is in standard operating mode. Please check directly with your airline regarding all flight information. For those driving to the region, please check fl511.com/ for road conditions and fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ for national traffic and road closure information.
“We’re fortunate that Pensacola remained nearly untouched by Hurricane Michael,” Pensacola International Airport Director Dan Flynn said. “At this time, we’re welcoming guests to the area. Please check directly with your airline regarding all flight information.”
WHO: Area Visitor Centers staffed with information specialists. Each is ready to help with information about their destination.
Visit Pensacola Visitor Information Center
1401 E. Gregory St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
“Please call our Visitor Information Centers with any questions about Escambia County. While we are not experts in other destinations, we’ll do our best to give you as much current information on others as possible” President of Visit Pensacola, Steve Hayes said. “Our thoughts are with our neighbors to the East. Yesterday we woke up with grateful hearts that Hurricane Michael spared the Pensacola Bay Area. We’re open for business and ready to accept guests, and we will be here to support our neighbors and to help Northwest Florida rebuild.”
MORE: Please check our website visitpensacola.com/events/ for a complete listing and status of major events and attractions. For more information on travel to the Pensacola Bay Area, visit www.visitpensacola.com.
About Visit Pensacola
Visit Pensacola is the destination management organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. With over 450 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration and communication.