Subtropical Storm Alberto FAQs
Here are our most popular questions to the Citizens Information Line
12 p.m., Sun., May 26 - Here are the top questions called into our Citizens Information Line so far. We are here to help you with your concerns so please call 850-983-4636 if your question is not addressed here. A full news release will be sent today before 5 p.m.

Where do we get sand?
- Leisure Street in Holley by the Sea
- Tiger Point Park in Gulf Breeze
- Pace Fire-Rescue in Pace
- The corner of Pine Forest Road and Carroll Road in Milton

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?
 Please do not call 911 if your power goes out. Those sites will show you the status of power repairs.

What are the flood/evacuation zones?
Visit or  click here if you are on a smart phone.

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

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