Below we have several informational PDFs that can be used to help plan for a hurricane, locate the best escape routes and links to websites that will provide the latest information on hurricane tracking.
Note: In the above forecast/radar tracker, if you click on the Red Windy.com icon it will take you to a full screen view. Additional layers such as rain, or even surf conditions can be added.
The causeway has flooded in past storms and hurricanes so remember to plan accordingly and provide enough time to leave the island if evacuation is required. If the causeway is flooded turn around and do not attempt to cross flooded roads or bridges as you can not be assured that the road is intact in front of you. Many lives are lost attempting to cross a flooded roadway.
In an event of an hurricane or evacuation the gate arms will remain in an open position as to aid in the evacuation process and provide critical emergency personal access to the island without delay.
Be prepared to not be able to access the island after a hurricane for a couple of days as the causeway could remain flooded. Upon arrival back to the island be cautious of areas that are flooded as you may not see what is under foot or car. Be prepared to provide IDs to gain access to the area as police may require you to produce IDs to assure non-residents are not attempting to gain access.
Always utilize the local TV/Radio, NOAA and local emergency services to gain updated information during a hurricane or other natural disasters. The HOA will try its best to provide additional information via utilization of the HOA Messenger for critical resident updates along with this website, email and the gate entrance sign to broadcast updates. Note however this information will be provided by fellow residents so please follow the latest information from news and local authorities for timely updates.
This website provides the latest hurricane tracking updates. Click on the NOAA image to the left to be routed to the NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Tracker.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Local Weather Apps and Websites
Channel 3 WEARTV has a downloadable weather app that you can set real time alerts for weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornados and storms. https://weartv.com/weather/wear-weather-app
For local weather and radar you can also use the following WEARTV link https://weartv.com/weather
Escambia County Evacuation Routes (pdf)Download
family-emergency-plan_wallet cards (pdf)Download
Pet Plan (pdf)Download
Generator Safety (pdf)Download
Hurricane Prep (pdf)Download