North Santa Rosa

June Rain Advisory

June Rain Advisory.
The emergency operations center is currently not activated. However, emergency management, fire department, road  department, and law enforcement staff continue to address issues, dispatch resources, and monitor weather conditions  and river levels.
Citizens are asked not to drive around looking at the flooding. The motion from the vehicles is pushing water
into homes and causing additional property damage.
Weather Storm Information
 Santa Rosa County is under an urban and small stream flood advisory until 6:30 p.m.
 Santa Rosa County remains under a flash flood warning until 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10 and a flash flood watch until Monday morning, June 11.
 The national weather service advises that two to four inches per hour for the next few hours can be expected. The rain should decrease in the evening hours, but is expected to redevelop on Sunday, June 9 with a similar amount of rainfall.
 A tornado touch down was reported by a Santa Rosa Sheriff Deputy in the area of Gulf Breeze Flea Market
moving north. The deputy on scene advised large amount of debris but no structural damage.
Sand Bags Sand will be available starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the following location:

  •  Tiger Point Park (sand only)-1370 Tiger Park Lane
  •  Residents should bring shovels and be prepared to fill and load their own bags. Sandbags can be purchased at local home improvement stores or picked up at no charge at Midway Fire District Station located at 1322 College Pkwy. There is a 25-bag limit per vehicle.


  • The American Red Cross is on stand by to open a public shelter if needed.

Flooded Areas
Approximately 40 houses are reported as having some level of flooding.
 Venetian Way- residential flooding threatening
 Harrison Ave.- residential flooding
 Seminole Trail.- residential flooding threatening
 Calvin Dr. – residential flooding
 Adrian Way .- residential flooding threatening
 Ramblewood Ln. – residential flooding
 Circle Dr. – residential flooding.

Traffic Conditions
Most low lying areas of the county are flooded, though the water is starting to recede in many areas. However, roads that clear overnight may flood with tomorrow’s forecasted additional rain. Standing water creates a serious road hazard, even when only a portion of the roadway is flooded.  Any closures will be announced as they occur. Dangerous road conditions can be reported to (850) 983-5372.   Residents are asked to restrict unnecessary driving this evening and Sunday as much as possible.

  •  The following streets are closed:

Jasmine Street
Andrew Jackson
Broad Street between Dixon Street and Quinn Street

The following street are open with hazards

  • Milton, Avalon & Pace

Stewart Street (now open)
Robinson Rd. at Garcon Point Rd.
Coachman Rd.
I-10 at Avalon Blvd.
Floridatown Rd. near Andrew Jackson
Robinson Rd. at Garcon Point Rd.
Dalton Cir.

  • Midway:

Windward Cove Ct.
Sterling Point Rd.
Pennsylvania Avenue
Maplewood Dr.
Redwood Ln.
Circle Dr.
Duke Dr.

  • Do not remove road barricades on closed roads or bridges.

Even after the water has receded, public works crews
must complete safety inspections.
 Most deaths from flooding in the United States are due to people driving their cars into flooded areas. For
pedestrians, just 6 inches of fast-moving floodwater can knock a person off their feet- “Turn around, don’t
General Safety Information
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 Please monitor your home weather radio and local media outlets for the most up-to-date information.
 Your best defense in any disaster is a NOAA Weather radio.
 Citizens can signup to automatically receive breaking news alerts from Santa Rosa County Emergency
Management via e-mail or as a text message on their cell phone at:

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