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Weather advisories and updates after Hurricane Nate

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As Nate becomes a tropical depression, heavy rainfall is spreading inland.


National Hurricane Center 10:00 a.m. Advisory:

All coastal warnings have been discontinued.

Watches and Warnings:

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

Wind:

Tropical-storm-force wind gusts are expected over the Florida Panhandle, and portions of Alabama and Georgia through this afternoon.

Storm Surge:

Water levels remain elevated along portions of the northern Gulf coast, but should gradually subside this afternoon.

Rainfall:

Nate is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Monday:

  • East of the Mississippi River from the central Gulf Coast into the Deep South, eastern Tennessee Valley, and the southern Appalachians: 3 to 6 inches, max 10 inches.
  • Across the Ohio Valley into the central Appalachians: 2 to 5 inches, max 7 inches.

Tornadoes:

A couple tornadoes will be possible today, mainly from the Florida Panhandle and eastern Alabama across western and northern Georgia into the western Carolinas.

Surf:

Swells generated by Nate will affect land areas around the Gulf of Mexico through this evening. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.


ESCAMBIA COUNTY

The Citizen Information Line is closed.

Individuals in Escambia County who need help with home damage directly resulting from Hurricane Nate may call Northwest Florida 2-1-1 for a referral to organizations that MAY be able to assist. To access, dial 211, if in Escambia County, Florida at the time of the call.

The toll on the Bob Sikes Bridge Toll Plaza will be reinstated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8th.

Red flags are flying on Pensacola Beach. Red flags represent high surf and/or dangerous currents. No swimming or wading in the Gulf of Mexico

The Escambia County Emergency Operations Center has returned to level 3 operations, or monitoring with normal day-to-day staffing levels, at noon, Sunday, Oct. 8th.

Residents who evacuated may return home. When returning, be watchful for standing water and downed power lines on the road and around your homes.

Escambia County Public Works crews are assessing roads and performing clearing debris as needed. Debris contractors are on standby to respond.

Damage assessment teams are surveying the beaches, roads and county properties.

Fire crews responded to 13 storm-related calls overnight. This included power arching, downed power lines, alarm systems and one downed tree on a home located in the 2300 block of Bobwhite Lane. No injuries were reported.

There currently is not expected to be any significant river flooding. Emergency management will continue to monitor local rivers.


Damage:

Pensacola Beach experienced minor beach erosion with an estimated 250,000-450,000 cubic yard loss of sand.

Perdido Key had no damage but experienced some minimal sand shifting.

Escambia County and City of Pensacola crews have finished their initial assessments, with no significant damage to report.

Reporting County Issues:

Residents can request non-emergency services for road issues, Pensacola Beach resident services, stormwater maintenance and much more through Ask MyEscambia, a mobile and web application.

Traffic Conditions & Bridge Closures:

All bridges are open.

There are no reports of uncleared debris in the roadway. To report a non-emergency road issue, click here or call 850-494-5860 Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To report an issue of an immediate nature after business hours, please call 850-937-2100.

The toll on the Bob Sikes Bridge Toll Plaza will be reinstated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

Stefani Road at 9 Mile Road is closed due to a construction-related washout.

J. Earle Bowden Way/399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach is closed due to flooding.

Rio Vista Drive is closed due to flooding.

To view a real-time map of Escambia County road closures 24/7, visit 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. For more information, follow FDOT on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.

Pensacola International Airport

Pensacola International Airport will remain closed Sunday, Oct. 8. Normal operations are expected to resume beginning Monday, Oct. 9.

County & City Offices/Courts

All county offices will be open Monday, Oct. 8 for normal business hours.

City of Pensacola offices will be open Monday, Oct. 8 for normal business hours.

The judicial system is open Monday, Oct. 8 for normal business hours.

All Escambia County Tax Collector’s offices are closed Monday Oct. 9, for a planned Professional Development Day.

Parks & Recreation

The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier is open.

The Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge will open 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8th.

Escambia County Parks crews will begin picking up small limbs and various small blown loose debris starting Monday, Oct. 9th across the county park system. Crews will also pick up washed up debris at the water’s edge at county boat ramps and public water access areas.

Schools, Colleges & Universities

Pensacola State College will resume normal operations, activities and class schedules on Monday, Oct. 9.

Monday, Oct. 9th is a scheduled professional development day for Escambia County School District teachers and staff, students do not attend school on this date.

All University of West Florida locations will be closed Saturday, Oct. 7th at noon through Monday, Oct. 9th. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses. Normal university operations, classes, events, and campus activities will resume Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Shelters

Shelters are closed.

Mass Transit

ECAT is not is service Sunday, Oct. 8th. Drivers are on standby to help shelters return home as needed. Service, including Routes 59X and 64 Beach Jumper will resume Monday, Oct. 9.

Escambia County Community Transportation will resume normal services Monday, Oct. 9th.

UWF Trolley service will resume service Tuesday, Oct. 10th.


SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Double red flags on Navarre Beach

The beaches are still closed to swimming. Abide by the flag warning system and stay out of the water.


Shelter:

The shelter has closed.

Emergency Operations Center:

Returning to Level 3, normal monitoring operations as of 10:30 a.m.

Road and bridge closures:

The following roads/bridges have been reported closed due to water over the road or power lines/trees down. Water is expected to recede and workers are clearing lines and trees. Roads and bridges should be reopening soon:

  • Beach Road/399 between Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach
  • Madura Road in Gulf Breeze
  • Marshall Road (no thru traffic) in Milton
  • Oriole Street in Milton
  • Andrew Jackson in Floridatown
  • Michael Drive in Milton
  • Pearson Road in Milton
  • DaLisa at Renee Circle in Milton
  • Road leading to South Garcon Boat Ramp
  • Road leading to Archie Glover Boat Ramp
  • Choctaw Field Road
  • Both bridges on Henry Street in Bagdad (due to water on roadways)
  • Dogwood Drive in Milton (northbound only) is closed due to power line down
  • Byrom Street at Outer Drive open with hazards due to a tree down in Milton
  • Audiss Road open with hazards due to tree down between Williams Edge and Ventura Blvd in Bagdad

Power outages:

If you are a Gulf Power customer, you can check power outages at outagemap.gulfpower.com/external/.

For EREC customers, check erecoutagemap.com.

Santa Rosa County School District:

Santa Rosa County Schools will be in session on Monday.

Court System:

First appearance hearings in Santa Rosa County on Sun., Oct. 8, have been rescheduled to 3 p.m.

Garcon Point Tolls:

Cash toll collections for Garcon Point Bridge will be managed through toll-by-plate to ensure the safety of toll collection staff. Cash-paying customers will be invoiced for tolls and NOT charged an administrative fee during that period. Cash collection is expected to resume at 5 a.m. Monday. Customers using SunPass and other transponders will not be affected.

Santa Rosa County BOCC Offices/Landfill:

All Santa Rosa County offices and the Central Landfill will be open on Monday.

Pensacola State College:

The college will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 8. All activities and classes, whether on campus or online, are canceled during this time. The college will resume normal operations, activities and class schedules on Monday, Oct. 9.

Navarre Pier:

Navarre Pier expects to reopen Sunday when it is safe to do so.

The Take a Kid Fishing event, Navarre Fishing Rodeo and Fish Navarre Weekend have been rescheduled (pending approval) for October 21 and 22. For more information, visit www.takeakidfishingnavarre.com or www.fishnavarreweekend.com.

Gulf Islands National Seashore:

Gulf Islands National Seashore is closed.


CITY OF GULF BREEZE

Hospital traffic light down at Daniel and Gulf Breeze Parkway; lights in the vicinity were inoperable and now under repair.

Standing water in the 520 block of Deer Point Drive, the west end of Soundview Trail, and also the Montrose cul-de-sac.

Traffic light behind the school on Daniel Drive was down and has now been repaired.

Wires down at 73 Shoreline (Cut by 824).

Tree down at 800 Bay Cliffs Road.

Street sign down at 399/Soundview Trail.

Gulf Coast Inn and Bahama Bay Condos lost power.

Shoreline Park South will remain closed until Monday. Sections of pier washed out and will require repair. Also, decking on boat launches washed out and will need repair.

Vista Park, a section of base material under the parking lot has washed out and will require repair. Decking on boat launches also washed out and will require repair.

So far, reports of one residential pier washed away.


GULF SHORES, Ala.

No major damage reported. Preparations are underway for the Shrimp Fest.

City officials completed damage assessments throughout the city early this morning and have found no major impacts from Hurricane Nate.

Some minor flooding remains on roadways around Little Lagoon including:

  • Windmill Ridge Road
  • West 8th, 5th, 4th, 3rd Avenues
  • Laguna Key subdivision

All public beaches are now open with the exception of Gulf Place at the end of AL-59 which will remain closed to allow for crews to begin preparation and setup for the Annual National Shrimp Festival.

Double red flags remain in place due to severe rip currents and surf conditions closing Gulf waters to all swimmers.

Local businesses are expected to resume normal operations today. All City facilities will resume normal business hours beginning Monday morning.

Mayor Craft and City leaders would like to extend a sincere appreciation to all residents, visitors, and businesses who complied with the curfew Saturday night. This cooperation significantly aided public safety efforts, minimized traffic-related issues and, most importantly, kept our community out of harm's way.



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