Warmer Weather, A Little Lower Chance Of Rain

July 8, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

One Additional Death, 117 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Tuesday In Escambia County

July 7, 2020

THIS STORY IS OUTDATED. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

Escambia County recorded an additional COVID-19 death as cases were up by 117 in the Tuesday report from the the Florida Department of Health.

The fatality was a 92-year old female that was not a resident of a long-term care facility.

Escambia County cases increased to 3,059 and Santa Rosa cases were up by 39 to 941.

Of the 508 test results returned on Monday, 15.6% were positive in Escambia County and 16.9% were positive from 197 tests in Santa Rosa County.

Of the 48 deaths in Escambia County, 36 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been nine deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 213,794 cases including 210,594 Florida residents. There have been 16,425 hospitalizations* and 3,841 deaths. The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

Escambia County cases:

Total cases — 3,059  (+117 since Monday)
Non-Florida residents — 435
Pensacola — 2,290(+86)
Cantonment — 196 (+4)
Molino— 34 (+2)
Century — 17 (+1)
Bellview — 7
McDavid — 7
Walnut Hill — 3
Perdido Key — 3
Hospitalizations: 120* (+10)
Deaths — 48 (+1)
Male — 1,164
Female — 1,435
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 37

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 941 (+39 since Monday)
Non-Florida residents — 8
Milton — 393 (+22)
Navarre — 149 (+5)
Gulf Breeze — 190 (+4)
Pace — 103 (+6)
Jay — 26 (+1)
Hospitalizations — 47* (+4)
Deaths — 9
Male — 482
Female — 443
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 98
Median Age — 34

Florida cases:

Total cases — 213,794
Florida residents — 210,594
Deaths — 3,841
Hospitalizations — 16,425

*“Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized.

Rain Chance Remains High For Tuesday Night

July 7, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Low around 72. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Free Produce Giveaway Wednesday At Highland Baptist Church

July 7, 2020

Highland Baptist Church will host a free fresh produce box giveaway again this Wednesday, July 8.

It will take place from 5-6 p.m., or while supplies last at the church, 6240 Highway 95A in Molino.  It is limited to one box per vehicle. The produce is being provided in conjunction with the USDA and Gulf Coast Produce.

For more information, call (850) 587-5174.

Monday Report: Escambia COVID-19 Cases Increase By 133

July 6, 2020

THIS STORY IS OUTDATED. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

Escambia County COVID-19 cases were up by 133 in the Monday report from the the Florida Department of Health.

Escambia County cases increased to 2,942, and Santa Rosa cases were up by 35 to 902.

Of the 595 test results returned on Sunday, 17% were positive in Escambia County and 19.3% were positive from 146 tests in Santa Rosa County.

Of the 47 deaths in Escambia County, 36 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been nine deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 206,447 cases including 203,376 Florida residents. There have been 16,045 hospitalizations* and 3,778 deaths. The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

Escambia County cases:

Total cases — 2,942  (+133 since Sunday)
Non-Florida residents — 435
Pensacola — 2,204(+115)
Cantonment — 192 (+7)
Molino— 32 (+1)
Century — 16
Bellview — 7
McDavid — 7
Walnut Hill — 3
Perdido Key — 3
Hospitalizations: 110*
Deaths — 47
Male — 1,129
Female — 1,377
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 37

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 902 (+35 since Sunday)
Non-Florida residents — 8
Milton — 371 (+11)
Navarre — 144 (+5)
Gulf Breeze — 186 (+8)
Pace — 97
Jay — 25 (+1)
Hospitalizations — 43* (+1)
Deaths — 9
Male — 447
Female — 462
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 98
Median Age — 33

Florida cases:

Total cases — 206,447
Florida residents — 203,376
Deaths — 3,778
Hospitalizations — 16,045

*“Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized.

Century To Consider These Three Citizens For Vacant Council Seat

July 6, 2020

The Century Town Council is expected to appoint a new member to a vacant seat on their board tonight.

Ben Boutwell resigned from the council in order to run for mayor. That put his Seat 3 position on this year’s ballot, and allowed the council to appoint a new member for the rest of the year to fulfill the remainder of his term for the remainder of the year.

Three citizens expressed their interest in the seat:

  • Jessica Coleman – currently pursuing her degree in nursing with an anticipated graduation date in August. She was a Family Dollar team member for just less than two years and was a shift manager at Church’s Chicken for two years.
  • Brenda Spencer – a Century native who retired in 2012 after 21 years as a legal secretary and co-office manager for the Escambia County attorney and deputy attorney. She has previous experience as medical secretary and was secretary to the plant manager at Wayne Dalton Corporation in Century from 1980-1988.
  • Jackie Johnson - a longtime resident with over 20 years of customer service experience. She has worked as a fraud investigator and in account services at Navy Federal Credit Union for eight years and has previous experience as a medical record specialist and other customer service positions.

The person selected by the council will be sworn in on July 20.

Last month, Council President Ann Brooks nominated Mary Bourgeois for the seat.

Bourgeois ran for a council seat in 2016 but was defeated by James Smith. She owns a local business and is president of the local chamber. But the problem with Bourgeois for council member Luis Gomez, Jr. was the fact the she is campaign treasurer for Shelisa McCall, a candidate for the seat. Gomez said the appointment might make it appear that the council is biased toward a particular candidate.

Mayor Henry Hawkins noted that Bourgeois is also chairperson of the town’s Charter Review Committee, and that would be a conflict of interest.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.

Rain Chances Stay High Due To Disturbance Over The Gulf

July 6, 2020

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Sunday Report: Escambia County COVID-19 Positives Increase By 212

July 5, 2020

THIS REPORT IS OUTDATED. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

Escambia County COVID-19 cases were up by 212 in the Sunday report from the the Florida Department of Health.

Escambia County cases increased to 2,809, and Santa Rosa cases were up by 52 to 867.

Of the 1,080 test results returned on Friday, 15.2% were positive in Escambia County and 15.5% were positive from 288 tests in Santa Rosa County.

Of the 47 deaths in Escambia County, 36 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been nine deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 200,111 cases including 197,076 Florida residents. There have been 15,895 hospitalizations* and 3,702 deaths. The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

Escambia County cases:

Total cases — 2,809  (+212 since Saturday)
Non-Florida residents — 388
Pensacola — 2,089(+175)
Cantonment — 185 (+14)
Molino— 31 (+2)
Century — 16 (+2)
Bellview — 7
McDavid — 7 (+1)
Walnut Hill — 3
Perdido Key — 3
Hospitalizations: 110* (+3)
Deaths — 47
Male — 1,068
Female — 1,315
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 37

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 867 (+52 since Saturday)
Non-Florida residents — 8
Milton — 360 (+19)
Navarre — 139 (+6)
Gulf Breeze — 174 (+12)
Pace — 93 (+4)
Jay — 24 (+5)
Hospitalizations — 42* (+2)
Deaths — 9
Male — 447
Female — 410
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 98
Median Age — 34

Florida cases:

Total cases — 200,111
Florida residents — 197,076
Deaths — 3,731
Hospitalizations — 15,865

*“Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized.

Showers And Thunderstorms Likely Through The Middle Of The Week

July 5, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 86. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 88. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Escambia Adds One Death, 200 New COVID-19 Cases Saturday; State Sets New One-Day Increase Record

July 4, 2020

THIS STORY IS OUTDATED. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

Escambia County COVID-19 cases were up by 200 in the Saturday report from the the Florida Department of Health. Statewide, Florida set a new record for a one day increase of 11,458.

An additional death of a 79-year old man reported, bringing Escambia County’s fatalities to 47. He was not a long-term care facility resident.

Escambia County cases increased to 2,597, and Santa Rosa cases were up by 72 to 815.

Of the 1,339 test results returned on Friday, 11.9% were positive in Escambia County and 15.9 were positive from 380 tests in Santa Rosa County.

Of the 47 deaths in Escambia County, 36 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been nine deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 190,052 cases including 187,090 Florida residents. There have been 15,735 hospitalizations* and 3,702 deaths. The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

Escambia County cases:

Total cases — 2,597  (+200 since Friday)
Non-Florida residents — 388
Pensacola — 1,914 (+150)
Cantonment — 171 (+33)
Molino— 29 (+5)
Century — 14 (+1)
Bellview — 7
McDavid — 6
Walnut Hill — 3
Perdido Key — 3
Hospitalizations: 107* (+6)
Deaths — 47 (+1)
Male — 974
Female — 1,215
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 37

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 815 (+72 since Friday)
Non-Florida residents — 8
Milton — 341 (+26)
Navarre — 133 (+9)
Gulf Breeze — 162 (+18)
Pace — 89 (+10)
Jay — 19 (+2)
Hospitalizations — 40* (+2)
Deaths — 9
Male — 427
Female — 379
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 98
Median Age — 33

Florida cases:

Total cases — 190,052
Florida residents — 187,090
Deaths — 3,702
Hospitalizations — 15,491

*“Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized.

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