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Posted on: September 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Gordon Update #4

Tropical Storm Gordon Update #4

Storm Information from the National Weather Service:
  • An isolated tornado or waterspout cannot be ruled out.
  • Rainfall amounts are expected to be three to four inches through Wednesday evening. A flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday.
  • Storm surge is expected to be one to three feet above normal.
  • Emergency management staff will be monitoring Gordon overnight.
 Local Actions 
  • Santa Rosa County schools will resume as scheduled tomorrow (Wed.). Overnight weather conditions may alter morning bus schedules, please be patient. 
  • Navarre Beach Pier is closed and will reopen Wed. at regular hours.
  • Tonight's public hearing on the 2018-19 budget has been rescheduled for  Tuesday, September 11 in conjunction with the MSBU public hearing at 6  p.m. For more information on meeting schedules, visit
  • Santa Rosa County has made limited supplies of sand available at no  cost at several locations. Sand bags can be purchased for less than 50 cents each at local hardware stores. Bring  shovels to fill and load your own bags.

    • Leisure Street at Citrus Drive 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
  • No evacuations have been ordered and no shelters will be opened at this time.
  • Bridges will be monitored law enforcement throughout the event and closed as necessary. NO BRIDGES ARE CLOSED IN ADVANCE OF A STORM.
  • The biggest threat for our area remains to be an extremely high risk of life-threatening rip currents. Knee-deep is too deep. Abide by the flag warning system and lifeguard instruction. Double red flags are currently flying at the beach which means the beach is closed to swimmers. The risk of dangerous rip currents will remain well after the storm has passed.
Other Closures
  • The Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed Hwy. 399/J. Earle Bowden Road between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. Assessment crews will evaluate the road Wednesday morning to determine when it can be reopened. The Fort Pickens and Perdido Key areas as well as the Opal Beach day use area are closed. Park status updates are posted online at 
  • Pensacola State College campuses will reopen Wed., Sept. 5 at regular hours.

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