Slight Chance Of Showers And A Cool Down For The Weekend

September 19, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind around 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82

Food And Water Will Be Distributed At Seven Locations In Escambia County Beginning Saturday

September 19, 2020

Food (MREs) and bottled water will be distributed at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 21 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally:

AMC Movie Theater – 9 Mile Rd. (parking lot)
161 East Nine Mile Road

Century Industrial Park (Warehouse parking lot)
6081 Industrial Blvd

Brent Athletic Park – Baseball Field
4711 North “W” St.

Casino Beach Parking Lot
Pensacola Beach

Point Church
13801 Innerarity Point Road

There will be ice available at the following locations in addition to food and water at:

Brownsville Community Center
3200 W. DeSoto St.

Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center
6405 Wagner Road

Pictured: A food and water distribution site on Industrial Boulevard. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Here’s Where To Get Free Hot Meals, Free Water On Saturday

September 19, 2020

Free hot meals and a free case of bottled water are available on Saturday as listed below:

FREE HOT MEALS

Escambia Equestrian Center – The American Red Cross will open a feeding kitchen at the Escambia Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Hwy., on Saturday at noon. There will also be mobile feeding units in the area.

My Father’s Vineyard, 8130 Pensacola Boulevard — 200 hot plate lunches available beginning at 12:30 p.m.

St. Anne Catholic Church, 5200 Saufley Field Road — 5,000 hot meals beginning at 11 a.m.

FREE CASE OF BOTTLE WATER

Pinewoods Presbyterian Church,  2195 Highway 297A (just south of Kingsfield Road) — free case of bottled water, provided by Michelle Salzman, Pinewoods Presbyterian and the Lewis Bear Company.

Free Case Of Bottled Water Available Saturday Morning In Cantonment

September 18, 2020

Free bottled water will be available in Cantonment Saturday morning.

Each family can receive one case of bottled water from 10 a.m. until at Pinewoods Presbyterian Church at 2195 Highway 297A (just south of Kingsfield Road).

Anyone can receive the water, which will be distributed in drive thru fashion.

The water is provided by Michelle Salzman, Pinewoods Presbyterian and the Lewis Bear Company.

Today: 30,000 Pound Emergency Food Distribution Friday Morning In Century

September 18, 2020

UPDATE: This food distribution is now expected to go on as schedule. It was originally announced  this morning as delayed due to a flooding closure on I-10, but the truck driver was able to proceed.

There will be a 30,000 pound food emergency giveaway Friday morning in Century.

The Farm Share food distribution, in conjunction with Northwest Florida Community Outreach, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Century Business Center at 130 East Pond Street.

Food will be distributed while supplies last in drive thru fashion.

Editor’s note: At last report, there was a tree down across East Pond Street just off Highway 29, so enter from the Jefferson Avenue end of Pond Street.

NorthEscambia.com photos from a late May food distribution in Century.

Maybe A Shower This Afternoon, Down In The 60s For Tonight

September 18, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 66. North wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Looking For Supplies? These Stores Are Open

September 18, 2020

Here is a list of stores open for food and other necessary supplies in Escambia County.

  • A-1 Small Engines, 700 S. Hwy 29, Cantonment – Chainsaw sales and repair, generator sales and repair, propane. 8-5 Friday and Saturday, Sunday if needed
  • Bondurant Lumber and Hardware, Century – Open with building supplies and propane. Able to accept debit and credit cards.
  • Century Pharmacy – Prescriptions, groceries, canned goods, bottle water, snacks. M-F 8:30-6pm, Saturday 8:30 am -12:30 pm
  • Kingline Equipment, Hwy 29 Cantonment
  • Food Giant, Century
  • Piggly Wiggly, Davisville
  • Lowes – all locations 6 a.m. until curfew
  • Home Depot – all locations 6 a.m until curfew
  • Target – all locations, until 7 pm. (dry goods only)
  • Publix – all locations
  • Walgreens – 9 Mile and Pineforest, Mobile Highway and Saufley, 9th and Cervantes
  • CVS — all locations
  • Everman Cooperative — both locations
  • Walmarts are closed at last report

If you know of a store that is open selling supplies located in the Nine Mile Road area or north in Escambia County, send us an email to news@northescambia.com. Supplies are post-hurricane needs like food, building materials and gas powered tools.

Pictured: A-1 Small Engines in Cantonment is open daily selling needed post-hurricane supplies. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Flood Warnings Continue for Escambia River, Perdido River

September 18, 2020

Flood warnings continue for the Escambia River and the Perdido River.

Escambia River

A flood warning continues for the Escambia River near Century.
Thursday night, the river stage was at 20.6 feet. The Escambia River is expect to rise to a crest of 22.3 feet early Friday afternoon. At 24.2 feet – the level of a record flood on March 18, 1990, water will enter several houses on Worley Road, Daffin Road and Fairground Rain in Molino.

Perdido River

The flood warning has been extended until Sunday morning for the Perdido River near Barrineau Park.

At 11 p.m. Thursday, the stage was 19.5 feet, above flood stage of 13 feet.. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by Saturday evening and continue falling to a stage of 7.3 feet Tuesday evening.

The river crested at 22.3 feet Wednesday night.

At 17.6 feet, water reaches the first floor of Adventures Perdido River office building.

Here’s How Gulf Power And EREC Are Restoring Power After Hurricane Sally

September 17, 2020

Almost all of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were left without power due to Hurricane Sally. Now Gulf Power Company and Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC) say they are working hard to get the lights back on as soon as possible.

Escambia River – 95% Lost Power

By the time Sally was done, EREC reported 10,919 outages out of 11,463 total customers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties — that was 95% of their customers without power. By late Wednesday night, the number of outages was down to 9,738.

Additional line crews were arriving locally to help EREC with power restoration.

“There are specific steps we must take,” said Sabina Owens, EREC’s vice president of marketing and communications, “to restore power to the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. Crews will work around the clock to get everyone’s electricity back on as quickly and safely as possible.”

Gulf Power Restores 50,000 Plus

Wednesday afternoon, Gulf Power reported 145,920 outages among 153,000 customers in Escambia County; and 48,890 outages out of 74,200 customers in Santa Rosa County.

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, Gulf Power announced that power had been restored to more than 50,000 customers affected by Hurricane Sally. That left 234,000 without power, mostly in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.

A Gulf Power workforce of nearly 7,000 people was committed to the power restoration effort. Florida Power & Light, Gulf’s sister company, provided about 1,800 employees that quickly went to work to restore power.

But the company said their power restoration efforts were hampered by significant flooding.

“Hurricane Sally’s strong winds, storm surge and flooding has caused significant damage to the energy grid and other critical infrastructure throughout Northwest Florida,” said Marlene Santos, president of Gulf Power. “Our crews worked throughout last night and in between feeder bands today to restore more than 50,000 outages and will continue to work tonight assessing damage and restoring power as it is safe to do so. Downed trees, flooding and closed or damaged roads and bridges will likely impact our ability to reach some areas. Nevertheless, we are committed to working around the clock until every customer has their lights back on.”

Significant, Record Flooding Expected On The Escambia And Perdido Rivers

September 17, 2020

Significant or even record flooding is expected at several rivers in southwest Alabama and Northwest Florida through Thursday, including the Escambia River and the Perdido River in North Escambia. The flooding is expected to persist through at least this weekend.

Escambia River
A flood warning continues for the Escambia River near Century until further notice.
Wednesday night, the river stage was 17.1 feet. The Escambia River is expect to rise to a crest of 25.2 feet early Friday afternoon. At 24.2 feet – the level of a record flood on March 18, 1990, water will enter several houses on Worley Road, Daffin Road and Fairground Rain in Molino

Perdido River
A flood warning continues for the Perdido River near Barrineau Park until Friday evening. Wednesday night, the stage was 22.3 feet, well above flood stage of 13 feet. The river is expected to rise to a crest of 22.4 feet on Thursday and fall below flood stage early Friday afternoon.
at 24.1 feet, water enters the first floor of houses built on stilts just north of Adventures Perdido River.

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