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Partner News 9/22

Partner News 9/22


Hurricane Sally

Dear Pensacola Beach Chamber Members,

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala. at 4:45 a.m. as a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 mph and gusts of 120+ mph. Our beach and surrounding areas have suffered immense damage. As we proceed forward with clean up and repairs, we want to let our Chamber members and community know we are here as a resource and to provide support if/when needed.

Please check in with us to let us know how you and your business are doing and what we can possibly do to help you. If you have any resources we can share with others, please let us know that as well.

We have put together some available resources below and I am personally answering all phone calls/emails to answer whatever questions I can.


Patty Spradling

Executive Director

Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce

Visitor Information Center

penbeach@visitpensacolabeach.com

P 850-932-1500/ C 850-377-6536

Is Your Business Open?

We are still manning the Pensacola Beach Visitor Center phones and answering questions for residents, owners, and visitors.


Please email us at info@visitpensacolabeach.com and provide any updated info for your business.


Updated 9/23 1:12p

  • Adventures Unlimited (Milton) - Campground and most cabins are available this weekend. Limited river trips to be available. The zip line tours are supposed to be reopened October 4.
  • Bamboo Willie's is closed
  • Best Western Beachside Resort - Closed until further notice
  • Café Nola - Open 11 am to 6pm
  • Casino Beach Bar and Grille – CLOSED until further noticed
  • Condor Sailing Adventures - Closed reopening 1 December
  • Crabs - Open 11 am to 10 pm
  • Drift - CLOSED until further notice
  • Fast Eddies (Pensacola) - Open 3pm to 9pm
  • Fish Heads - Closed until further notice
  • Flounders Chowder House - Open 12 pm- 2pm and 5 pm to 7 pm
  • Frisky Dolphin - Bar open today, Restaurant will be open tomorrow
  • Ft. Pickens - Closed
  • Gulfarium - Open 9 am to 430 pm
  • Gulf Coast Brewery (Pensacola) - open regular hours
  • Hemingway's is closed
  • Hilton Pensacola Beach - Open
  • Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach - Closed until further notice
  • Hooters is closed
  • Islander Beach Bar- Open
  • Lapayita- Closed until further notice
  • Lazy Days expected to open 9/24
  • Margaritaville Beach Hotel - Closed until further notice
  • Native Café - Closed - Open 7:30 - 2:00  Closed Mondays and Tuesdays Masks Required
  • Paddy Olearys Irish Pub - Open 11 am-230am
  • Papas Pizza - 11 am to 10 pm
  • Paradise Inn - Open Bar and Grill 9/29 Reservations limited Open now
  • Peg Leg Pete's - Open 11 am
  • Our Lady of Assumption- Open Business hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Wednesday 9:15 a.m. -12 p.m., Friday maintenance person on site in the morning. Mass: Sunday 9:45am
  • Pensacola Bay Cruises- Operations have stopped until further notice
  • Radical Rides - expected to open this weekend 9/26-27
  • Red Fish Blue Fish - Open from 11 am to 10 pm
  • Shaggys- Open 11 am to 9 pm
  • Sneaky Tiki Bar- Open Daily 1pm-9pm
  • Sidelines - Open
  • Spring Hill Suites - Temporarily Closed
  • The Break Beach Bar- Open 11am to 12 pm
  • The Breeze 8 (Gulf Breeze) - Open 12pm to 10pm
  • Water Pig – Open 11 am to 10 pm


Info & Resources

Escambia County Information

Visit www.myescambia.com/stormcenter for all Escambia County, Florida updates.


Business Damage Assessment Survey

The Florida SBDC Network, the state's principal provider of business assistance, strongly encourages small businesses in the Florida Panhandle impacted by Hurricane Sally to complete the state's Business Damage Assessment Survey.


The survey, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), is not an application for disaster assistance, but rather assists state officials in determining the extent of impact and need for federal and state disaster assistance.

PERMITS

Theresa from Escambia County Building Inspections is set up in our meeting room each day until (not sure).  She will be issuing permits for emergency repairs per, the emergency order  from 8:00 to 3:30.



Online road closure resources:

  • Check for Escambia County road closures 24/7 at www.myescambia.com/roadissuesmap.
  • The city of Pensacola road closures can be viewed here.
  • For the latest closures and updates, travelers can access Florida's 511 services from cell phones, landlines, and online at www.FL511.com.

Fuel Access

Download the Gas Buddy App to find gas stations that are open and that have fuel.

Report Price Gouging

Report price gouging to 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226)

Visit www.MyFloridaLegal.com to find consumer tips or to file a complaint.

Tarps, Mold, Garbage

Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley announced that residents may call 904-253-9924 (Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers) to request help with installing tarps, mucking out home and mold remediation.

Debris pick-up will begin September 23 and likely take at least 90 days. Panhandle Paving and Grading will be providing the service on the Beach.

Waste Services

 As Escambia County continues its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Sally, Escambia County residents that can safely do so are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right of way. 

The public right of way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

  • Vegetative Debris (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
  • Construction and Demolition Debris (damaged components of buildings and structures such lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)
  • Appliances and White Goods (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • Electronic Waste (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)
  • Household Hazardous Waste (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)

Only loose debris will be collected; bagged debris should not be placed on the public right of way. Make every attempt to avoid stacking debris below low hanging power or utility lines.

Do not place debris within four feet of:

  • Mailboxes
  • Water meters
  • Fire hydrants
  • any other above-ground utility

Only debris placed on the public right of way will be eligible for collection until further notice. If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push remaining debris to the right of way for collection on subsequent passes. 


Gulf Power Updates

Huge thank you to Gulf Power and all of their partners from around the country that have been working tirelessly to get the power back on to all in our community. Visit their storm website here for current information on outages and restoration information.

Please do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages. Gulf Power knows when your power is out. You can track outages on their outage map from your smartphone on the Gulf Power Outage Map or report power outages online here.

Never touch a fallen power line and assume all wires on the ground are electrically charged.

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority

Effective immediately, the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority is issuing a system-wide Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN) to its water system customers. This notice is in response to the significant and wide-spread damages sustained from Hurricane Sally. ECUA crews are already out in the field working to locate, isolate, and repair main breaks in order to restore service as quickly as possible. Although the majority of our customers remain in service, there are too many main breaks that require a PBWN for it to be practical to issue separate notices during this initial emergency response. Once the number of pending repairs is significantly reduced, the ECUA will revert to issuing separate notices for individual areas. We ask for our customers’ patience and understanding as we work to repair hundreds of breaks, giving priority to our hospitals, dialysis centers, and other critical care facilities.

  • 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.
  • More information on precautionary boil water notice and key guidelines are available on the ECUA website at ecua.fl.gov/live-green/our-water-supply
  • Water Boil notices will be rescinded when within FDEP limits.









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