Tropical Storm #1: Hurrricane Watch Issued for Escambia County
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch from Grand Isle, LA to Indian Pass, FL. This watch includes Pensacola and Escambia County, FL. No evacuations or emergency actions are being taken at this time.
A hurricane watch means that Hurricane Conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurence of tropical storm force winds. Escambia County residents should review their watch plans and be ready to implement them should a warning be issued in our area.
Escambia County residents can refer to BeReadyEscambia.com for a complete online disaster guide pertaining to various emergency situations and find information such as:
- Important telephone numbers
- Shelter information and locations
- Disaster preparation shopping lists
- Animal preparedness for pets, livestock and equine