Where do we get free sand bags?
Sand bags are available for less than 50 cents each at Lowe's in Pace and Hall's Hardware in Milton. The recent forecast now has a reduced level of rain expected (2-4" down from 6-12"). The county does not offer bags when they are available from local retailers.
What is the storm going to do?
Please visit the
National Weather Service in Mobile
. This is where we get our information. They are the official source for weather information. Click on the map on their site (below the Alberto track graphic) for your location's weather hazards and watches/warnings.
Are shelters open?
No shelters are open at this time, nor do we anticipate opening them unless there is a change with the forecast which now indicates less risk for surge, flooding and tornadoes. If you are in a mobile home and have concerns about staying there, please call 850-983-4636 for options.
What are the evacuation orders?
No evacuations have been ordered at this time, nor do we anticipate evacuations unless there is a change with the forecast which now indicates less risk for surge, flooding and tornadoes.
Where do we report lost power?
call 911 if your power goes out. Those sites will show you the status of power repairs.
What are the flood/evacuation zones?
And, always a popular question (please help us control these rumors!):
When are we going to close the I-10, Garcon Point or Three Mile Bridge?
Bridges are closed only when Florida Highway Patrol or local law enforcement confirm sustained winds of 39 mph or greater on location.
No bridges are closed in advance. If one bridge closes, it does not necessarily mean all bridges are closed.
Santa Rosa County road closures are posted at
State and interstate road and bridge closures (highways 87, 89, 90, 98, I-10, Avalon Blvd. and Garcon Point Bridge) are posted at