Evacuations Ordered In Escambia County

October 9, 2018

Evacuations have been ordered in Escambia County for Zone A beginning at noon today (Tuesday, Oct. 9) due to Hurricane Michael. If you live in a mobile home or have special needs, you should consider evacuation no matter the zone in which you live.

  • Zone A includes Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key and low-lying areas — including some along the Escambia River south of Quintette Road. Escambia County does not use the terms “voluntary” or “mandatory” with regard to evacuations. When evacuation orders are given, residents and visitors are expected to comply as it is a government order.
  • To look up your evacuation zone online, visit myescambia.com/knowyourzone.
  • Keep in mind it is always easier to go tens of miles, not hundreds. Consider going to a friend or relative’s home, a hotel, or as a last resort, a public shelter within the county. Public shelters can be crowded, noisy and uncomfortable, but they are safe.
  • Evacuation routes can be viewed here.
  • For a map of evacuation routes and zones, click here or click the map above.
  • You must understand that when sustained wind speeds reach 39 mph or storm surge covers roadways, law enforcement, emergency medical services and fire departments may not be able to come to your aid.
  • If you live in an evacuation zone, be sure to check on neighbors, especially the elderly and those with special needs.
  • Shelters will be open this afternoon. Locations will be announced as they are able to receive residents.
  • The Citizen Information Line is open 24 hours a day until further notice. Residents with questions may call 850-471-6600.


3 Responses to “Evacuations Ordered In Escambia County”

  1. Kane on October 9th, 2018 1:39 pm

    The site myescambia.com/knowyourzone is a little confusing. You need to type in your address (it didn’t find mine) or click on the map where your home is located. Once that is done two boxes will pop up on the bottom of the screen. The right side box is just a graphic of a house. The box on the left will have a lot of information in a small space. Near the top of the left side box will be a line saying whether or not you are in an evacuation zone it looked like this for me:

    “This Location is in Evacuation Zone: Non Evac”

    it took me 10 minuets of staring to find that one line hope this helps.

  2. William on October 9th, 2018 1:20 pm

    >>I assume the colors are the same across all weather stations? Is purple the worst? I dont see a color legend.

    Click the map or the link in the story to the map

  3. Concerned about purple on October 9th, 2018 12:21 pm

    I assume the colors are the same across all weather stations? Is purple the worst? I dont see a color legend.

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