Hurricane Sally closures, cancellations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rain and flooding to the Panhandle, and many groups have already announced closures and cancellations due to the severe weather.
Here's the latest list of closures and cancellations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Have something to add to our list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pensacola International Airport
The Pensacola International Airport closed Monday at 6 p.m. and will remain closed until weather conditions improve. Passengers with scheduled flights should contact their airline for rescheduling. The airport will be closed to normal traffic during this closure, and passengers will not be allowed to stay in the terminal building.
First Judicial Circuit Court and U.S. District Court
The First Judicial Circuit courts in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties will be closed Wednesday. Normal operations are expected to resume on Thursday.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pensacola Cultural Center
The Pensacola Cultural Center building will be closed and all activities inside the cultural center are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
All YMCA branches closed at 6 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed until the hurricane has passed and it is safe to re-open.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed the Fort Pickens, Perdido Key/Johnson Beach, Santa Rosa/Opal Beach and Okaloosa areas and evacuated Fort Pickens campground. The areas will remain closed until further notice.
Highway 399, J. Earl Bowden Way, also closed Sunday night ahead of the storm.
National Naval Aviation Museum and NAS Pensacola
The National Naval Aviation Museum’s scheduled reopening to active duty personnel and their dependents has been delayed. The museum will no longer open Tuesday. The museum expects to open later in the week.
Naval Air Station Pensacola will curtail normal operations and will be in Condition of Readiness (COR I) as of 4 p.m. Monday.
Only mission essential personnel are required to report for duty. COR I means that destructive force winds of 50 mph are forecast within 12 hours. The base announced that COR Iwill contnihue Wednesday.
No personnel evacuations have been ordered at this time. Aircraft from Training Air Wing Six will be hangered on board the installation.
Northpointe Neighborhood Cleanup
The Northpointe Neighborhood Cleanup originally scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Sept. 23.
TRASH AND SANITATION CHANGES
City of Pensacola Sanitation customers will experience a change in their pickup schedule this week due to Hurricane Sally:
- City of Pensacola Sanitation Services will not operate on Tuesday or Wednesday
- Tuesday customers will receive service on Thursday, weather permitting.
- Wednesday customers will receive service on Friday, weather permitting.
- Thursday customers will receive service on Saturday,weather permitting.
- There will not be any yard waste pickup or special collections of bulk waste items this week for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers.
There will not be any yard waste pickup or special collections of bulk waste items this week for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers.
ECUA will suspend its sanitation collection services for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties for Wednesday. All ECUA business offices are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Perdido Landfill and Palafox Transfer Station will be closed Wednesday. A decision about Thursday will be made Wednesday.
In Santa Rosa County, the Central Landfill will remain closed Wednesday. Waste haulers ECUA and Waste Pro will not pick up Wednesday.
In Milton, sanitation services will remain suspended Wednesday.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
COVID-19 testing sites
- Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart – closed Tuesday
- FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center – closed Tuesday
- FDOH-Escambia at Publix (9th Ave. and Bayou Blvd.) – closed Tuesday
- Community Health Northwest Florida – closed Tuesday
- Community Health Northwest Florida Cantonment Pediatrics – closed Wednesday
- UWF – closed through Tuesday
- Tiger Point Community Center – closed Tuesday
- Milton Community Center – closed Wednesday
Ascension Medical Group
All Ascension Medical Group offices have closed and will remain closed Wednesday, including the Urgent Care Center in Pace.
Baptist Health Care
Baptist is extending closures of outpatient services through Wednesday. Baptist, Gulf Breeze and Jay hospital inpatient services and emergency departments will remain open.
Outpatient services at the hospitals will be closed, including radiation and infusion therapies, wound care, physical rehabilitation, lab, retail pharmacy, elective surgery/procedures and imaging. All Baptist Medical Group physician offices will be closed.
Outpatient services at the following locations will be closed:
- Andrews Institute, including ambulatory surgery centers
- Baptist Medical Park – Pace
- Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile, including ambulatory surgery centers
- Baptist Medical Park – Airport
- Baptist Medical Park – Navarre
Plans are to reopen all services Thursday.
Community Health Northwest Florida
The Jordan Street walk-in and pediatric convenient care will close at 6 p.m. Monday. All CHNWF locations will be closed Tuesday. The remainder of the week's operating hours will be announced Tuesday afternoon.
There will be no mobile COVID-19 testing Tuesday at Tiger Point Park, Gulf Breeze) or Wednesday at Cantonment Pediatrics. The rest of the testing scheduled has yet to be announced.
Council on Aging of West Florida
Pre-packaged to-go meals distributed from churches and community centers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will cease operation Tuesday and Wednesday and will resume Thursday.
Meals on Wheels will also be suspended Tuesday and Wednesday. Individuals scheduled to receive meals on Tuesday or Wednesday will receive their meals on Thursday.
The Council on Aging offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but seniors and their families with questions on programs and services should call 850-432-1475 so they can be referred to the case manager on call.
The Retreat adult day care will be closed through Wednesday.
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System facilities will close Wednesda, including the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, the Mobile Community-based Outpatient clinic in Mobile and the Eglin CBOC.
Veterans scheduled for an appointment during this time are advised that their appointments will be cancelled and rescheduled. The GCVHCS will contact affected individuals as soon as possible to reschedule appointments. Veterans with questions or concerns are encouraged to call 228-523-5000.
City of Pensacola
The following city of Pensacola offices and facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday:
- City of Pensacola administrative offices
- City Hall
- City of Pensacola community resource centers (Closure includes feeding programs and mask distribution)
County offices, including the Tax Collector's Office, Supervisor of Elections Office and all offices of Pam Childers, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will also be closed Wednesday.
Due to Hurricane Sally, ECAT will not be running service Tuesday. UWF Trolley service will be suspended Tuesday and Wednesday
City of Milton
- City Hall will remain closed Wednesday
- The City Council Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Thursday is still scheduled to take place.
- The Milton Community Center is closed for regularly scheduled activities.
Santa Rosa County
All county offices including the libraries, supervisor of elections, clerk of court, tax collector and property appraiser are closed Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday.
Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health buildings in Escambia County will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, but it scheduled to reopen Thursday. All FDOH-Escambia clinics and other services will be suspended. Clients with appointments scheduled during this period may call 850-595-6500 when we reopen to reschedule their appointment.
The Pensacola Citizens Police Advisory Committee meeting that was set for Tuesday has been rescheduled for Sept. 22. The time and location will remain the same: 5:30 p.m. in the Hagler-Mason Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall at 222 W. Main St. Members of the public may attend and participate via live stream and/or phone only.
The ECUA Citizens' Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Pensacola City Council Special Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. due to Hurricane Sally. The purpose of this special meeting is to conduct the Final Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget and Final Millage Rate.
The Escambia County Development Review Committee meeting is canceled Wednesday.
The Escambia County County Commission meeting will move from Thursday, Sept. 17, to Thursday, Sept. 24.
All Escambia County meetings have been canceled for Wednesday including:
- Board of Electrical Examiners
- Environmental Enforcement Special Magistrate
- Extension Council
- Board of Adjustment meeting will be canceled Thursday.