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. photos, click to enlarge.

Saturday Morning: Gulf Power Had 90,000 Still Without Power; EREC Down To 3,000

September 19, 2020

Here an update on power restoration progress from Gulf Power Company and Escambia River Electric Cooperative:

Gulf Power Company

Just over 90,000 Gulf Power customers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were without power early Saturday morning. The utility said based on initial assessments of the hardest-hit areas, they expect to restore 95% of customers who can receive power in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties by the end of the day on Tuesday, September  22. Gulf said many customers will be restored before that date.

“We know it’s difficult to be without power, but please know that our team of more than 7,000 is dedicated to getting the lights back on will not stop working until all of our customers have power restored,” Gulf Power President Marlene Santos said.

Escambia River Electric Cooperative

Early Saturday morning, Escambia River Electric Cooperative reported 3,023 members without power in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, down from 10,919 right after the Category 2 hurricane.

EREC started Friday with 6,403 customers with power, but cut that number in half over the span of just one day.

EREC Vice President Sabrina Owens told that linemen were making great progress in restoring service.

Pictured: Two of 13 employees from SECO Energy in Sumterville, Florida, help restore power Friday on the Escambia River Electric Cooperative distribution system. Photo for, click to enlarge.

Escambia County Curfew Continues This Weekend

September 19, 2020

A curfew will remain in effect in Escambia County through the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday nights, the curfew will be from midnight until 6 a.m., according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The continuation of the curfew will be evaluated on Monday.