Pensacola Floods

April 30, 2014
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Family and friends – particularly those back in the UK – will want to know that we are safe, which we are.

There has been severe flooding overnight in Pensacola and the rest of Escambia County, FL. Governor Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency in the Panhandle.

Here's a picture of Scenic Highway. Geri drove along this road just yesterday.

Scenic Highway, Pensacola
Scenic Highway, Pensacola

In the last couple of years, a lot of work has been put into improving the Downtown Pensacola area, so that it has become an attractive, busy and safe area for weekend shopping and night life. The flooding on Palafox, between Garden and Main, may have affected that improvement.

Downtown Pensacola
Downtown Pensacola

Olive Baptist Church was sheltering people whose nearby homes had been damaged, until they, too, were flooded.

Olive Baptist Church
Olive Baptist Church

Nearby Gulf Breeze is on a peninsula. This branch of Winn Dixie appears a bit damp.

Gulf Breeze
Winn Dixie, Gulf Breeze

This little boy wanted to make sure that people didn't get stuck on his street. His house was okay, but some of his neighbors were flooded.

Boy warns traffic
Boy warns traffic

The best way to get around Pensacola might be this way. This is Holsberry Road, between Nine Mile and Ten Mile Roads.

Holsberry Ave
Holsberry Ave

The State of Emergency Declaration from Governor Scott:

State of Emergency

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