North Santa Rosa

Rain Soaks North Santa Rosa

As the rain continues to fall in North Santa Rosa the fields soak up the water.  With rain gauges filling up and running over the rain is expected to continue through Monday.  With scattered thunderstorms the rest of the week.

June Rain Event Update #6 Actions by Santa Rosa County  as of June 10, 2012 =  2 pm
 The county administrator declared a Local State of Emergency at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Declaring a local state of emergency allows the county to make formal requests to the state and FEMA for assistance.
 To help track the damage in the county, residents can email Santa Rosa County Emergency Management with information on damage from the storm at Please provide your name, contact number, address of the location of damage, brief description of the damage and photos if available. A link is also available at Residents without email service can report damage by calling (850) 983-5372 or 9-1-1 if emergency assistance from first responders is required.
 County offices will be open on Monday, June 11. Monday’s 9 a.m. commission committee meeting and prebudget workshop at 1:30 p.m. are scheduled to take place.
 Emergency management, fire department, road department, and law enforcement staff continue to address
issues, dispatch resources, and monitor weather conditions and river levels.
Damage assessments are on going. Early estimates include:
 Midway Fire District’s preliminary estimates for the Midway area are $1.5 million in damage to approximately 30 homes. The figure does not include damage to home contents or an estimated 40 vehicles with some level of flood damage.
 An ongoing county drainage project on Garcon Point Road was damaged by the flooding. Santa Rosa County
Public Works estimates the damage at $15,000
 The City of Gulf Breeze’s preliminary estimates are $10,000 in damage to roads and in pump rental fees. No
homes reported flood damage. A shopping center located on Center Tree Road received flood damage, but
estimates are not yet available.
 Fire crews are currently responding to a commercial structure fire at Southern Raceway located at 9359
Nichols Lake Road in Milton. The call was received at 2:04 p.m. and reportedly caused by a lighting
 Lighting struck a home in the 1900 block of Morella Street in Navarre. No fire reported.
 Gulf Power estimates approximately 1,000 Santa Rosa County customers are without power.
 A home in the 5400 block of Woodsman Drive in Pace was struck by lighting about 7 a.m. on Sunday. The roof sustained approximately $2,000 in damage, but no fire occurred.
 Residents that have a safety concern about their flooded home can request a free safety inspection by calling Santa Rosa County Development Services at (850) 981-7000.
Weather Storm Information
 Santa Rosa County remains under a flood warning until 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10 and a flash flood watch until
Monday morning, June 11.
 The National Weather Service advises an additional four to eight inches of rainfall can be expected today, with larger amounts in some areas.
Traffic Conditions
 Roads that are currently clear may flood quickly with today’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 Sunday as much as possible.
 No streets are currently closed.
 The following street are open with hazards:
Milton, Avalon & Pace Areas
– S.R. 89 at Calvary Church Road
– Robinson Point Road
– Abby Street
 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
 Citizens are asked not to drive around looking at the flooding. The motion from the vehicles will push water
into homes and cause additional property damage.
Beach Conditions
 Red flags are currently flying at Navarre Beach. Beachgoers and swimmers should heed the red flag warnings
and stay out of the water as deadly rip currents and rough surf conditions are present.
 On Saturday, June 9 two swimmers and one first responder were transported to local hospitals after being
rescued from the Gulf of Mexico by Navarre Beach Fire Department staff.
Sand Bags
Sand is available at following locations. Residents should bring shovels and be prepared to fill and load their own bags:
 Tiger Point Park (sand only)-1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze
 The intersection of Pine Forest Road and Carroll Road in Milton
 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.
General Safety Information
 or follow us on Twitter at @SRCBOCC
 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

Flood Warning in effect until 6-11 at 6:15 am

Flash Flood Warning in effect until 6-11 at 7 am

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