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Evacuation order issued for Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key ahead of Hurricane Michael

Evacuation order issued for Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key ahead of Hurricane Michael

Evacuations have been ordered in Escambia County for Zone A starting at noon on Tuesday.

Zone A includes Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach.

According to BeReadyEscambia, if you live in a mobile home or have special needs, you should consider evacuation no matter the zone which you live in.

To look up your evacuation zone, click here.

The Pensacola Bay Center will be opening at 1 p.m. as a general shelter and a special needs shelter.

Molino Park Elementary will be opening at 1 p.m. as a pet shelter.

Escambia County Equestrian Center at 7750 Mobile Highway will open for horses. All horses must have a current Coggins test certificate. For more information, contact the Equestrian Center at 850-941-6042..

This story will be updated with shelter locations as soon as they become available.

For more information on shelter openings and to view evacuation routes, click here.

If you go to a shelter, you will need to take the following items to support you and your family:

  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • Toiletries and personal items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags and pillows
  • ID and any important papers
  • Games, toys or books for children
  • Books for adults
  • Special items for infants or elderly family members
  • Any special dietary needs and nonperishable foods for snacks
  • Battery-operated radio, flashlights and plenty of spare batteries
  • Prescription medications or any over-the-counter medications you normally take

Remember, if sustained winds reach 39 miles per hour (mph) or storm surge covers roadways, law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire departments may not be able to come to your aid.

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