Hurricane season is underway and Escambia County wants to ensure your family is prepared in the event a disaster strikes. Develop a disaster plan, have supplies readily available and enough supplies, food and water for each member of your family and pets. Be prepared to stay in the shelter for several days. Alcohol and weapons are not permitted and pets are only allowed in pet shelters. Should you choose an alternate plan, it is recommended that arrangements be made with a friend or relative who lives in a well constructed home out of the evacuation area that is properly protected to withstand hurricane force winds.
Since the flooding event of April 29 and 30, the Escambia County Public Works Department have been working diligently to repair damaged infrastructure in the County, including roads, bridges, sidewalks and drainage systems.
The attached graph details the following information:
• Total County infrastructure damage sites – 2,138
• Damage sites completed or repaired – 1,627
• Damage sites assigned for design or repair – 355
• Remaining sites to be assigned – 156
You are invited to come out and see how ham radio operators help Escambia County during emergency situations and learn how to get your own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.
Escambia County has issued a series of articles for the public regarding post-flood tips, such as mold prevention and reentering and repairing your flooded home, as well as information pertaining
REVERSE 911 ® is a high speed telephone notification system used to call homes and businesses to alert them during a variety of emergencies. Using a mapping system, REVERSE 911 ® can call a section of the county that may be affected by an incident occurring in their area. A recorded message provides the listener with information about the emergency and recommended steps to protect their family from harm. The system recognizes answering machines and will leave a message.