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Hurricane Sally Impact Update

In response to growing concerns of those traveling to areas covered by EmeraldCoastByOwner.com, we are attempting to share the most recent information about Hurricane Sally closures and safety precautions.

 

Baldwin County, AL:

(Gulf Shores, Orange Beach)

 

CURFEWS:

SPANISH FORT: The City Council of the City of Spanish Fort has imposed a curfew in the corporate limits of the City of Spanish Fort, Alabama. The curfew shall be from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., beginning on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, and shall continue thereafter until lifted. In the event that the curfew is no longer needed, in the discretion of the Mayor, after consultation with the Chief of Police, the Mayor is hereby granted the authority to lift the curfew.

 

BAY MINETTE: The city of Bay Minette has imposed a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.

 

BALDWIN COUNTY: Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack has imposed a curfew for the unincorporated areas in Baldwin County tonight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday due to down power lines, impassible roads and flooding. Everyone should stay off the roadways to allow public safety and utility companies to conduct their operations.

 

FAIRHOPE: The City of Fairhope is putting a curfew in place effective starting tonight, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

 

GULF SHORES: The city’s curfew has been extended until further notice. Multiple streets are blocked with trees and debris. Officials say unless you are having an emergency to stay home and off the roads.

 

MOBILE: The City of Mobile has implemented a city-wide curfew effective tonight. 7 p.m. til 6 a.m.

 

POWER OUTAGES:

Baldwin EMC announced it has approximately 78,146 members experiencing power outages due to Hurricane Sally. Employees of Baldwin EMC are working diligently to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. However, due to the widespread damage, the company does expect extended outages.

 

OUTAGES BY AREA

 

North of Interstate 10: 6,623 members without power

Between Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 98 going east/west: 19,081 members without power

South of U.S. Highway 98: 52,442 members without power

 

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

There is a boil water advisory for the entire area. Bring water to a rapid boil for at least two minutes to make potable.

 

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Officials say the WC Holmes Bridge, located on Highway 59 crossing the Intracoastal Waterway, will remain closed for entry into Gulf Shores until further notice. Residents and property owners living south of the Intracoastal Waterway will be able to cross with a valid Hurricane Re-Entry Pass. Contractors will also be granted access with a current Contractor Re-Entry Pass. These passes are available for pick up or purchase at City Hall during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

 

Local Health Department website: https://www.facebook.com/BaldwinCountyCommission

Baldwin County: https://baldwincountyal.gov/home

 

State of Florida:

Florida Department of Health website: www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19

 

Gulf Power says its crews of over 7,000 people are working east to west to restore power. Over 200,000 outages remain.

 

Escambia County, FL:

(Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach)

 

CURFEWS:

***CURFEW FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY, INCLUDING THE CITY OF PENSACOLA***

Curfew will be from 7PM-6AM

Curfew will be over the next 72 hours

We will re-evaluate after the 72 hours

Only essential workers will be exempt.

 

Out-of-town Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key property owners should wait to check on their properties due to the following:

There is limited access to the barrier islands due to road and bridge conditions;

There is limited power and water to the islands;

Very few stores or retail establishments are open.

Rest assured law enforcement is patrolling the areas.

 

Home Depot and Lowe’s are now open until 7 p.m

Target stores are opening until 7 p.m. (They will only have dry food items)

Publix stores are starting to re-open (The status of food available is unknown)

Please only go to these stores for things you need. They will continue to update their page as they open.

 

Escambia County Schools are closed until Monday 9/21/2002

 

The Perdido Landfill reopens at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 17

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

136,730

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

Residents are advised to boil water for one minute at a rolling boil or to use 8 drops of regular unscented household bleach per gallon of water, for water to be used for drinking or cooking purposes.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

Three Mile Bridge (Pensacola Bay Bridge)

Garcon Point Bridge

Theo Baars Bridge

Lillian Bridge

Interstate 110 at the Interstate 10 ramp

Mackey Cove Drive

Gongora Drive, Don Carlos Drive

NAS Pensacola

The U.S. 98 bridge over Perdido Bay remains closed

 

The west gate of NAS Pensacola is now closed. All personnel must use the main gate.

 

City of Pensacola:

17th Avenue at the CSX railroad trestle/Graffiti Bridge

DeVilliers Street at Main Street

9th Avenue at Romana Street

6th Avenue at Highland Drive

Sonia Street at K Street

Coyle Street at Main Street

Main Street at G Street

Main Street from Baylen to Clubbs Street

Government Street from Reus Street to Clubbs Street

J Street south of Cedar Street

 

Local Health Department website: http://escambia.floridahealth.gov/

Escambia County: https://myescambia.com/

 

 

Santa Rosa County, FL:

(Gulf Breeze, Navarre Beach)

 

CURFEW:

Santa Rosa County is under a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until lifted.

 

Santa Rosa County District Schools are closed until Monday 9/21/2002

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

35,230

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

Residents are advised to boil water for one minute at a rolling boil or to use 8 drops of regular unscented household bleach per gallon of water, for water to be used for drinking or cooking purposes.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

The Garcon Point Bridge on State Road (S.R.) 281 in Santa Rosa County is closed until further notice to allow Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) inspectors to assess damage to the structure. Due to the closure of the Pensacola Bay Bridge and the Garcon Point Bridge, motorists should utilize S.R. 87 as an alternate route. FDOT’s priority is to ensure the safety of the traveling public and will re-open the facilities only when they are deemed safe.

S.R. 281 (Avalon Blvd) is closed between I-10 and Carroll Road due to flooding.

Eastbound U.S. 98 from Pier Road to Palmetto Street is closed due to flooding.

Westbound U.S. 98 at Woodland Park Lane is closed due to flooding

 

Regency Drive is Closed

Krystal Drive is Closed

Watkins Street is Closed

Hamilton Bridge Road at Windham Road is Closed

Avalon Blvd. from Hwy. 90 to Carroll southbound only closed due to flooding

Magnolia Bend Blvd. between Dogwood and Phillips Dr. closed.

Enfinger Rd. at 5900 block closed

Henry Street Closed at 4900 Block

Petersen Point Rd. south of Rollo Blvd. closed

Bayside Drive closed

 

Local Health Department website: http://santarosa.floridahealth.gov/

Santa Rosa County: https://www.santarosa.fl.gov/

 

 

Okaloosa County, FL:

(Santa Rosa Island, Ft. Walton Beach, Destin)

 

CURFEWS:

Okaloosa County has imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sept. 16 to Sept 17. The curfew may be extended if circumstances so warrant.

 

Okaloosa County Schools are closed until Monday 9/21/2002

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

14,900

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

Okaloosa Island (Island… Not County) is currently under a precautionary boil water advisory following water line damage yesterday from the Brooks Bridge accident.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

U.S. 98 Okaloosa Island westbound travel lanes are open, the eastbound outside lane remains

closed due to flooding.

U.S. 98 at Hurlburt Field westbound lanes are closed. Eastbound travel lanes have been modified

to handle two-way traffic (one eastbound and one westbound) currently.

I-10 Shoal River Bridge is closed due to flooding.

 

GREATER FORT WALTON BEACH

 

Hugh St. in front of Ferry Park

Highway 98 From Memorial to Beal

Brooks Bridge is closed due to flooding on Highway 98

Westbound lanes of 98 just east of the Hurlburt Flight Line

Westbound lanes on 98 at Marler Bridge

Westbound lanes of 98 at the Hurlburt Overpass

 All of highway 98 on Okaloosa island

SR 85 in Shalimar

South Mary Esther Boulevard by the Dodge Dealership

Intersection of Hollywood and Cristobal

 Carnathan Court in Fort Walton Beach

 MLK Jr Blvd between freedom way and lovejoy

 All westbound lanes on 98 are closed between Hurlburt Field and Destin.

 One east bound lane open from Hurlburt to Brooks Bridge

 

NICEVILLE

Bayshore Drive from 29th Street to 27th St

 

NORTHERN OKALOOSA COUNTY

 Yellow River Baptist Church Road

 Shockley Springs

 Polly Creek

 Horse Creek at Old River Road

 Dead Fall at Old River Road

 Pond Creek & 393

 Penny Creek

The roadway at the Kennedy Bridge in Baker

 Small bridge on Red Barrow Rd and HWY 189 in Baker

The Bridge on Poverty Creek Road at Clear Creek Road in Crestview

 Antioch road and Ashley drive

Valley Rd

1st Ave (Crestview)

Shady Ln

Westbound Traffic into Crestview on Hwy 90 will be restricted to one lane.

 

Current Road Closures:

http://bit.ly/3iEwME8RoadClosures

 

Local Health Department website: www.HealthyOkaloosa.com

Okaloosa County: www.co.okaloosa.fl.us

 

 

Walton County, FL:

(Miramar Beach, Sandestin, 30A Area)

 

CURFEWS:

We are not aware of any current curfews in Walton County.

Walton County Schools are closed until Monday 9/21/2002

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

590

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

DOH-Walton recommends ONE of the following:

Boil tap water and hold it at a rolling boil for at least one minute. Let it cool before using it for drinking, brushing teeth, washing food, cooking, or washing dishes.

Disinfect tap water by adding eight drops of plain, unscented household bleach (four to six percent strength), which is about one eighth teaspoon or a dime sized puddle, per gallon of water. If a higher strength bleach is used (8.25% strength), only add seven drops of bleach. Mix the solution and let it stand for 30 minutes. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure one time.

Note: Use a container that has a cap or cover for disinfecting and storing water for drinking. This will prevent contamination. In addition, containers for water should be rinsed with a bleach solution of one tablespoon bleach per gallon of water before reusing them.

Use commercially available bottled water, especially for mixing baby formula.

After the flooding subsides:

 

Alert for All Private Well Owners in Flooded Areas

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) advises residents living in homes with private wells affected by flood waters to take precautions against disease-causing organisms that may make their water unsafe to drink.

 

Disinfect your private well using the procedures available from DOH-Walton or visit the Florida Department of Health website: FloridaHealth.gov/environmental-health/private-well-testing/index.html. You may also visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) website for instructions: water.epa.gov/drink/info/well/whatdo.cfm.

 

To find out if your water is safe, have it tested by a certified laboratory for coliform bacteria. To find a certified laboratory, visit the following website: fldeploc.dep.state.fl.us/aams/index.asp

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

I-10 and Highway 90 are shut down at exit 70 in Mossy Head west into Okaloosa County due to expected flooding of the Shoal River. Traffic is being rerouted down Highway 285 at this time.

Please stay off the roads unless there is an emergency. If you must be out on the roadways today, please use extreme caution. We're here if you need us.

 

WALTON COUNTY ROAD CLOSURES

 

North Walton:

 

Boy Scout Road (North of Boy Scout Camp)

W Indian Creek Ranch (at the bridge)

Sherwood Road (at Red Hill Bridge)

Central Walton:

 

Bridge on Bob Sikes Road is washed out

Co Highway 3280 from Altman Road to Fluffy Landing Road

Red Barn Road (400 Block)

Bay Grove Road (500 Block)

Johns Lane (100 Block)

J W Hollington Road (off State Highway 20)

S Jackson St (off Hwy 20)

Clipper Cove (off Hwy 20)

Jolly Bay Road (at HWY 331 S)

Cowford Road (off HWY 20)

State Highway 81 (right before HWY 20)

South Walton West of 331 S:

 

Cessna Park (off Co Highway 393)

Hogtown Bayou Lane ( off Co Highway 393)

S Church Street (Entire Road)

J D Miller Road (Entire Road)

Chat Holly Road (from Hwy 331 to Co Rd 393)

Indian Woman Road (Entire Road)

Cypress Pond (1000 Block)

Norwood Drive (100 Block)

Marlin Street (between Trigger Fish and Blue Fish)

Driftwood Court (off Driftwood Point Rd)

N Lake Point Drive (off Shore Dr.)

Shore drive (off Forest Shore Dr.)

S Geronimo Street (near Arnett Lane)

Old Blue Mountain Road at HWY 98 (turn lane under water)

Commercial Parkway (off Goldsby Rd)

S Holiday Road (off HWY 98)

Duffy Lane (off S Church St)

Windancer Lane (off Norwood Dr.)

Crest Drive (at N Geronimo)

E Nursery Road (in area of Nellie Drive)

1000 block of N Church Street (off Co Highway 393)

Whisper Lane (off N Church St)

Deal Circle (off Whisper Lane)

North side of Shipwreck Road at Driftwood Point

E Hewett Road (off Hwy 98)

S County Hwy 393 (at Cypress Pond)

Seascape Drive (off Scenic Gulf)

Colt Road (Off Chat Holley)

Bay Circle Drive (at E Hewett Rd)

Long Leaf Circle (at E Hewett Rd)

Moll Drive (off St Rita Lane)

W Harborview Rd (completely submerged)

South Walton East of 331 S:

Wood Beach Drive (off N Greenwood Ave)

E Point Washington Road (off Co highway 395)

W Forest Lake Drive (at entrance to Watercolor)

Shannon Drive (at Lakewood Drive)

Beachfront Trail (at Lakewood Drive)

Lakewood Drive (at Beachfront Trail)

East CO Highway 30a (at Buds Lane)

2600 block of East Co Highway 30A (at Watercolor)

2800 block of East Co Highway 30a (at Seagrove)

N Andalusia Ave (off E CO Highway 30A)

 

Current Road Closures:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CpH4CJbkKcrODQhKwcho5arv0DClno4kX0ZT4PLKaeo/edit?usp=sharing

 

Local Health Department website: http://walton.floridahealth.gov/

Walton County: www.co.walton.fl.us

 

 

Bay County, FL:

(Laguna Beach, Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach)

 

CURFEWS:

We are not aware of any current curfews in Bay County.

Bay District Schools are closed until Monday 9/21/2002

 

CRESTVIEW: In response to street flooding and potential infrastructure damage due to Hurricane Sally, the city of Crestview has enacted a state of emergency and curfew. The curfew is effective as of 9 p.m. tonight and lasts until 6 a.m.

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

50

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

We are not aware of any current boil water advisories in Bay County.

 

The City of Mexico Beach is reporting a release of 24,000 gallons of raw sewage. This is due to flooding from Hurricane Sally that caused the release from a lift station at 120 Canal Parkway in Mexico Beach. The release did enter storm drains that discharge into a nearby canal.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) advises against swimming in Mexico Beach from a half mile west of Canal Parkway to 34th Street until further notice. The City of Mexico Beach will test the water and share results with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Bay County Health Department. Once levels are safe, the advisory will be lifted.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

N Lagoon Dr / Thomas Dr

Front Beach Rd from Allison to Laurie

N Bear Creek impassable, creek over road

Ed Lee Rd bridge closed

Flyover / Hathaway one lane open

Crook Hollow Rd shutdown

Thomas Dr and Joan Ave

Dunes of Panama On Thomas Dr

South of West Bay Bridge at School Dr

Northshore/Goose Bayou

E Baldwin/390

390/Frankford

7th / Tyndall Pkway

Old Bicycle

22/Kimbrel

Magnolia Beach Rd/Delwood Beach area

Pinetree / Hurst

Huntington Dr in Springfield

W388 / Burnt Mill Creek

W 19th / Deer Ave

Most of W 19th st is chest high water

390/Cato

W 19th st / Jenks and Airport

Richardson rd off Hwy 231

 

Local Health Department website: http://bay.floridahealth.gov/

Bay County: https://www.co.bay.fl.us/

 

 

Gulf County, FL:

(Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas)

 

CURFEWS:

We are not aware of any current curfews in Gulf County.

Gulf District School are closed until Monday 9/21/2002

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

We cannot determine the number of power outages in Gulf County.

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

We are not aware of any boil water advisories for Gulf County.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

STONE MILL CREEK: The bridge on South Diana St CLOSED due to high floodwaters.

Floodwaters continue to rise on Stone Mill Creek and have reached the top of the bridge.  Due to safety concerns and the potential the bridge might become compromised due to flooding, the bridge on South Diana Street is CLOSED!

 

Do not drive cars through flooded Areas.  If you see Flood Waters

 

TURN AROUND DO NOT DROWN

 

As of right now the following roads have a substantial amount of standing water.  Use caution when traveling through these areas:

 

Pleasant Rest Rd

CR 386 just North of the Bridge

Madison St and Oak Grove Ave

Roberts Landing RD

Jarrett Daniels Rd     

Stone Creek Mill Bridge

S. Dianna St

 

Local Health Department website: http://gulf.floridahealth.gov/

Gulf County: http://www.gulfcounty-fl.gov/

 

 

Franklin County, FL:

(St. Vincent Island, Apalachicola, St. George Island)

 

CURFEWS:

We are not aware of any current curfews in Franklin County.

 

Franklin County schools will be open on Thursday,  September 17th. 

 

POWER OUTTAGES:

We cannot determine the number of power outages in Gulf County.

 

BOIL WATER ADVISORY:

We are not aware of any boil water advisories for Gulf County.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

Do Not Drive Cars Through Flooded Ares - TURN AROUND……DON’T DROWN. 

 

Recent heavy rainfall and runoff North of us from Hurricane Sally is entering the Florida Panhandle river systems and will cause them to rise rather significantly and rapidly over the next couple days and into next week.  This office will be monitoring ALL RIVERS in Franklin County very closely over the next week.

If you live directly on the river’s edge, or if your home or camp site is subject to flooding due to River flooding along ANY RIVER in Franklin County, be extremely vigilant during the next couple of days as water starts to flow down the river from the North.

Residents in and near the area should continue to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood waters.

Residents living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to act should flooding develop.

Precautionary Measures to protect life and property should be taken TODAY or TOMORROW AT THE LATEST.  These include securing yard items including boats and vehicles. 

Some locations along the rivers will become inaccessible.  If you decide to shelter in place, be sure to prepare for all essential needs including food, water, medication, pet needs, etc. 

 

Sandbag locations are open today in Franklin County.

SAND-BAG LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

CARRABELLE - OLD COUNTY ANNEX - 1647 HWY 98 EAST

EASTPOINT – VROOMAN PARK – 26 – 6TH STREET

APALACHICOLA – OLD STATE YARD ON BLUFF ROAD

ALL LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 10AM-4PM TODAY.

LIMIT OF 10 SANDBAGS PER HOUSEHOLD

SANDBAGS ARE FOR RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ALONG THE RIVERS FOR RIVER FLOODING.

Make sure to monitor the local news and Franklin County Emergency Management Facebook page for updates.

 

Local Health Department website: http://franklin.floridahealth.gov/

Franklin County: https://www.franklincountyflorida.com/

 

We try to be accurate and informative, but the situation is fluid. Please research via the links above and other resources to determine the best personal plan of action. We wish you safe and happy travels.