Escambia Commission, Pensacola Council To Hold Joint Meeting

May 16, 2021

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, the Pensacola City Council and Mayor Grover Robinson will hold a joint workshop on Monday, May 17 from 3-5 p.m. at Bayview Community Resource Center, located at 2000 East Lloyd Street in Pensacola.

The current agenda includes WEst Florida Public Library System and a homeless reduction task force.

Members of the public may attend the meeting in person, however, seating capacity will be restricted to 50% occupancy. Consistent with CDC guidelines, attendees will be encouraged to sit at least six feet apart and the city council encourages citizens to wear face coverings that cover their nose and mouth. To watch the meeting live:

The meeting will be live streamed on the Escambia County YouTube page at the following link:https://www.youtube.com/c/EscambiaCountyTV98

Citizens may submit comments on any agenda item via email to Council Executive Don Kraher at dkraher@cityofpensacola.com by 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 17. All comments submitted will be made a part of the official record.

A Small Chance Of Rain By Tuesday

May 16, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. East wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Send Off This Afternoon As Jay Lady Royals Head To State; Here’s How To Donate Toward The Trip

May 16, 2021

The Jay Lady Royals are headed to the state 1A softball tournament next week in Clermont, near Orlando.

There will be a big send off at 2 p.m. Sunday at the softball field house. Everyone is invited and asked to arrive early.

The team is also accepting donations to help cover travel and meal expenses for the 18 members of the team.

Donations can be made using the PayPal or Venmo links provided by Jay High School:

Jay Softball PayPal link.

Three More COVID-19 Deaths, 38 New Cases Reported In Escambia County

May 16, 2021

THIS IS AN ARCHIVED STORY. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST DATA.

There were three more COVID-19 deaths and another 38 cases reported Saturday the Florida Department of Health.

Here is the latest data:

Escambia County cases:

Total cases: 36,357 (+38)
Non-Florida residents: 3,688
Recovered: 33,817*
Total deaths: 697 (+3)
Long-term care facility deaths: 288
Current hospitalizations: 34
Number of tests reported last day: 67
Percent positive reported last day:  11.9%
Percent positive reported last week: 5.8%

Escambia County cases by location*:

Pensacola: 27,256 (+31)
Cantonment: 3,263 (+3)
Century: 1,185
—-including 774 Century prison inmates
Molino: 494
McDavid: 214 (+1)
Bellview: 59
Walnut Hill: 57
Perdido Key: 21
Gonzalez: 13

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases: 18,3341 (+18)
Non-Florida residents: 259
Total deaths: 291 (+1)
Long-term care facility deaths: 82
Cumulative Hospitalizations: 908*
Number of tests reported last day: 372
Percent positive reported last day: 5.3%

Santa Rosa County cases by location*:

Milton: 8,744 (+11)
Navarre: 3,779 (+1)
Gulf Breeze: 3,378
Pace: 1,500 (+4)
Jay: 555 (+1)
Bagdad: 32

Florida cases:

Total cases: 2,289,522
Florida residents: 2,246,756
Deaths: 36,056
Hospitalizations: 93,056

*“Hospitalizations” in the statewide and Santa Rosa County totals is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. Most of these people are longer be hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized. The Escambia County number is current data compiled each day from the local hospitals.

**On cases by location, the city is based upon zip code and is not always received as part of the initial notification. There may be a delay in reporting locations, and locations will not total the daily case increase as a result.

***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 is reporting an approximate recovery number defined as the total cases prior to last month, minus deaths. In other words, anyone that tested positive more than a month ago is presumed to have recovered by Escambia County.

**Data Sources: Florida Department of Health, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, local hospitals.

Picture Perfect Weekend: Sunny Skies, Highs In The 80s

May 15, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Pictured: Gorgeous blue skies over a golden grain field near Walnut Hill Friday afternoon. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

FDOH Reports Two New COVID-19 Deaths, 37 More Cases In Escambia County

May 15, 2021

THIS AN ARCHIVE STORY. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST DATA.

There were two additional COVID-19 deaths and another 37 cases reported Friday by the Florida Department of Health.

Here is the latest data:

Escambia County cases:

Total cases: 36,319 (+37)
Non-Florida residents: 3,685
Recovered: 33,792*
Total deaths: 694 (+2)
Long-term care facility deaths: 288 (+2)
Current hospitalizations: 34 (+1)
Number of tests reported last day: 775
Percent positive reported last day:  4.3%
Percent positive reported last week: 5.8%

Escambia County cases by location*:

Pensacola: 27,225 (+29)
Cantonment: 3,260 (+4)
Century: 1,185 (-3 data adjustment)
—-including 774 Century prison inmates
Molino: 494
McDavid: 213
Bellview: 59
Walnut Hill: 57
Perdido Key: 21
Gonzalez: 13

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases: 18,323 (+14)
Non-Florida residents: 259
Total deaths: 290
Long-term care facility deaths: 82
Cumulative Hospitalizations: 906*
Number of tests reported last day: 382
Percent positive reported last day: 3.5%

Santa Rosa County cases by location*:

Milton: 8,731 (+3)
Navarre: 3,778 (+4)
Gulf Breeze: 3,379 (+4)
Pace: 1,496 (+2)
Jay: 554 (+1)
Bagdad: 32

Florida cases:

Total cases: 2,286,203
Florida residents: 2,243,501
Deaths: 36,000
Hospitalizations: 92,893

*“Hospitalizations” in the statewide and Santa Rosa County totals is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. Most of these people are longer be hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized. The Escambia County number is current data compiled each day from the local hospitals.

**On cases by location, the city is based upon zip code and is not always received as part of the initial notification. There may be a delay in reporting locations, and locations will not total the daily case increase as a result.

***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 is reporting an approximate recovery number defined as the total cases prior to last month, minus deaths. In other words, anyone that tested positive more than a month ago is presumed to have recovered by Escambia County.

**Data Sources: Florida Department of Health, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, local hospitals.

Health Advisory Issued After Millions Of Gallons Of Sewage Spilled At ECUA Bayou Marcus Treatment Plant

May 14, 2021

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Several million gallons of sewage have been spilled at an Escambia County treatment facility, and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has issued a health advisory.

A 30-inch diameter pipe at the Emerald Coast Utility Authority Bayou Marcus Water Reclamation Facility ruptured Thursday night.

Friday afternoon, the health department issued a health advisory for Perdido Bay south of the Bayou Marcus Creek.

“hTe sewage release is ongoing, FDOH-Escambia advises against any water-related activities due to the potential for high bacteria levels,” FDOH-Escambia said

The ruptured line runs between the beginning of the plant process and the biological treatment basins.

“Sewage at this point in the process has undergone primary screening and de-gritting. ECUA personnel responded immediately and worked through the night to take the line out of service and redirect the flow,” ECUA spokesperson Nathalie Bowers said. “The full scope of the repair work and the volume of the overflow are still being determined, but the damaged pipe is already being exposed and evaluated.”

More information will become available once the damaged pipe is fully bypassed and excavated. The pipe is below the water table, which complicates the repair process, Bowers said.

ECUA has notified the State Warning Point, the Escambia County Health Department and the Florida Department of Environmental Management.

The facility is located west of the North Blue Angel Parkway and Muldoon Road intersection (maps below).

Sunny Skies, Near 80 For Friday

May 14, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Escambia Records 30 New COVID-19 Cases

May 14, 2021

THIS IS AN ARCHIVED STORY. SEE NORTHESCAMBIA.COM FOR THE LATEST DATA.

There were 30 additional COVID-19 cases reported Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.

Here is the latest data:

Escambia County cases:

Total cases: 36,282 (+30)
Non-Florida residents: 3,683
Recovered: 33,792*
Total deaths: 692
Long-term care facility deaths: 286
Current hospitalizations: 33 (+5)
Number of tests reported last day: 596
Percent positive reported last day:  4.8%
Percent positive reported last week: 5.8%

Escambia County cases by location*:

Pensacola: 27,194 (+23)
Cantonment: 3,256 (+3)
Century: 1,188 (+3)
—-including 774 Century prison inmates
Molino: 494
McDavid: 213
Bellview: 59
Walnut Hill: 57 (+1)
Perdido Key: 21
Gonzalez: 13

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases: 18,309 (+19)
Non-Florida residents: 259
Total deaths: 290
Long-term care facility deaths: 82
Cumulative Hospitalizations: 905*
Number of tests reported last day: 271
Percent positive reported last day: 6.2%

Santa Rosa County cases by location*:

Milton: 8,728 (+9)
Navarre: 3,774 (+1)
Gulf Breeze: 3,375 (+4)
Pace: 1,494 (+1)
Jay: 553
Bagdad: 32

Florida cases:

Total cases: 2,282,613
Florida residents: 2,239,982
Deaths: 35,929
Hospitalizations: 92,742

*“Hospitalizations” in the statewide and Santa Rosa County totals is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. Most of these people are longer be hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized. The Escambia County number is current data compiled each day from the local hospitals.

**On cases by location, the city is based upon zip code and is not always received as part of the initial notification. There may be a delay in reporting locations, and locations will not total the daily case increase as a result.

***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 is reporting an approximate recovery number defined as the total cases prior to last month, minus deaths. In other words, anyone that tested positive more than a month ago is presumed to have recovered by Escambia County.

**Data Sources: Florida Department of Health, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, local hospitals.

Drier Weather On Tap

May 13, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

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