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Important Phone Numbers For Pensacola Florida

Emergency Phone Numbers

All Emergencies – Call 911

 

Report Price Gouging 866-966-7226

Insurance Consumer Helpline 1-877-693-5236

For evacuation and shelter information, please refer to:

Escambia County EMA: 850-471-6400 or bereadyescambia.com

STATE GOVERNMENT

For storm surge threat graphics and other storm impacts:
NWS Mobile: www.weather.gov/mob

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

District 1: 850-595-4910
District 2:.850-595-4920
District 3: 850-595-4930
District 4: 850-595-4940
District 5: 850-595-4950

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County Administrator: 850-595-4947

Animal Control: 850-595-0097

Animal Shelter: 850-595-3075

Code Compliance: 850-595-1820

Extension Service: 850-475-5230

Emergency Management: 850-471-6400

Environmental: 850-595-3623

Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline: 844-640-0008

Housing Information: 850-458-0466

Parks and Recreation: 850-475-5220

Planning and Zoning: 850-595-3475

Purchasing: 850-595-4980

Public Works: 850-595-3451

Recycling: 850-937-2160

Waste Services: 850-937-2160

Clerk of Court: 850-595-4310

Property Appraiser: 850-434-2735

City of Pensacola: 850-435-1603

Town of Century: 850-256-3208

Tax Collector: 850-438-6500

Information Referral: 211

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Hurricanes And Storms

Hurricane And Storm Preparedness

Emergency Preparations

No one is ever truly ready when a disaster strikes. Most people are only concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. However, there are things that can be done to be prepared for what could be one of the most potential disasters in your life. For example, it’s really important that you have some things that are truly important in order.

One of the most important things to do in your preparation steps before a hurricane hits is to know if you’re in an evacuation zone. There are five areas in Escambia county and on the beach where evacuation take place when hurricanes are heading our way. In these zones, surges can go from up to seven ft. of water all the way up to over 20 ft. of water. You want to make sure that you pay attention to the news and follow instructions to avoid catastrophes.

In addition, NO ONE thinks about their priceless personal possessions until they are gone. Now is the time to think about what you want to preserve and what you want to let go of if confronted by a storm. However, there are certain things you would absolutely need if you were going to need to move quickly to protect in case of a sudden evacuation or emergency situation.

We have a list that would help you get your plan in order. Take an inventory of your household documents, contacts and valuables. We have a pdf file that you can download or you can go to www.ready.gov/financialprepardness and tones more information.

In addition, there are items you should also always have readily available in case of an emergency, hurricane, storm, or evacuation.

Hurricane Supplies

  • Water – You should have at least one gallon per person per day for at least 3 days for drinking and sanitation.
  • Food – You should have at least three days of a food supply that is non-perishable foods.
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dusk mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheets and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench and pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contacts canned foods)
  • Local Maps
  • Prescriptions medications and glasses
  • Infant formula, baby food, and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for your pets (least one gallon per pet per day for at least 3 days for drinking and sanitation.
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, bank account records, and should be stored in a waterproof portable container
  • Cash or Travelers Checks
  • Emergency reference materials
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket or each person.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing in colder climates.
  • Household Chlorine bleach and medicine dropper

When diluted nine-part water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleach with cleanser added.

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil or pen
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children

Here is a shopping list for that shows supplies during a disaster that you may need. The ideal thing to do is to prepare for at least 11 weeks.

Most people will try to run out and do all the shopping right before the storm, however, if you want to keep yourself the aggravation of long lines and having to deal with gas stations and people in general before a storm. It’s good to start your preparation before the storm season begins. While grocery shopping you can pick up extra items and store them away in your pantry.

In addition, if you can put away at least $25 – $50 in a cash jar hidden in a place you will remember. That way you will not have to worry about going to an ATM machine and dealing with it being out of cash, and if a storm hits, you will be able to be set for a few days until the banks can reopen.

Now is also the time to keep your car gassed up and if possible have a 5 or 10 gallon take available for you to store gas. During storms, gas is the one thing people need on a regular basis to keep their cars, and generators going. However, make sure that you store your gas in a well-ventilated place because the fumes can be harmful, make you sick and cause death.

Remember during a hurricane or a storm, you want to board up your home. By boarding up your home you are protecting yourself and family from nature debris that could enter through vulnerable areas of your homes and harm you or your family. You also want to put away any loose furniture or debris before the storm occurs, that way the will not act as missiles which can be dangerous or even deadly to you and your family.

Another important thing to know and remember is where the local shelters are before a storm. Many times, people don’t think that they will ever need shelter because they feel their home is secure and capable of weathering a storm. However, when you’re prepared knowing where the local shelters could end up being a lifesaver.

To be completely prepared go to www.ready.gov it gives you a detailed list and vital information about any type of disaster and gives you a thorough list of any and everything you need in order to be safe and ready for anything.

For local information please go to https://www.bereadyalliance.org/ it will give you more information about how to protect yourself during a hurricane, flood, fire, earthquake, and anything else Florida may need and be prepared for.

Other Hurricane Preparedness Resources


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Auto Research Guide

See your cars’ value to decide if you should keep it or swap for a new ride. Depreciation of a new car happens very fast in a very dramatic way. We’ve lined up a panel of experts – Jim Dykstra, Philip Reed, and Jaclyn Trop – to discuss what information you need to hit that sweet spot of when a used car is most valuable.

When it comes to buying used cars, we’ve got you covered. Our list of the Best Used Cars includes models with key safety features to help you make the best choice that fits your budget.

Review of the top 10 picks for the best and most reliable used car you can buy for less than $5000. I will also tell you known issues or whether or not these cars have any minor mechanical issues. Some of these cars you can buy for under $3000 but mostly will fall between under $4000 and the $5000 range.

Find out which used mid-sized SUVs owners love and
would buy again. Also, learn which SUVs owners regret
buying.

The 10 Underrated & Underappreciated Used Cars

Top 10 Best Used Cars for Under $5000 That You Can Buy Today

Top 10 Best Luxury Cars For Under $35,000

Best Affordable Luxury Cars

Learn how to call the owner of a used car, figure out what the car is worth, run a free VIN number check, and many other tips and tricks. If you see a used car for sale on the side of the road and want to know if it is worth going for a test drive, I go through all of the things you want to do before you go on the test drive. This way you won’t waste your time and so you don’t get ripped off!

Engine Bay Detailing

Learn how to Super Clean your engine bay. I show you how to clean and detail the engine bay in a simple 5 step process that will NOT damage your engine or electrics!

Learn How to wash your car properly. Learn
everything you need to know to Super Clean
your car and make the paint go from old, dirty,
and dull, to clean, glossy and bright!

In this part one, MotoMan answers the question of how to buy a used car on a $5000 budget.

If you’re shopping for a new car and aren’t
sure where to start, this list is a great place.
Consumer Reports has released its annual list
of the 10 Top Picks, and this year there are seven
new vehicles taking top honors in their segments.
Leading the way this year is Toyota, with four models
in the Top Picks list, while Chevrolet has two.

Even though our estimates say that the breaking point will happen in 2023, when EVs will pass the moment of no return and start their dominance, but the 2018 that is just around the corner and the upcoming 2019 have already stored a great line up of electric cars and we are not only talking about Model 3.

NISSAN LEAF REVIEW

BEST USED CAR VALUE EVER!

Your Car Angel reviews a first generation Hyundai Genesis that ran between 2009-2014. It is another 100k long term review on a car that is considered one of the Best Used Cars to Buy especially in the luxury used cars.

Consumer Reports recently compiled a list of the 10 car models that it believes are the most likely to reach 200,000 miles without needing major repairs. The vehicles are all cars that have reached more than 200,000 miles in recent years, according to CR reader survey data, and are ranked in descending order based on the percentage of the vehicles with zero recorded problems in the past 12 months.


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Katherine Youngblood

Katherine Youngblood spent her childhood traveling around the world with her mother, brothers and Air Force father, learning to treasure people from all cultures. Settling in Pensacola, FL, she has finally put down roots, raising her three children along the lovely Gulf of Mexico. Katherine is passionate about literature, animals, nature, and people. Her desire is to connect with those who have lost their way in the world. She hopes her writings express hope and forgiveness.

Her favorite quote:

“Everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my (God’s) purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again.” THE SHACK by William P. Young

Her favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Agatha Christie, E.L. Doctorow, Toni Morrison, and others.

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Joyce Muzzio

J.E. Muzzio, a Tampa native, lives a solitary life in the shadow of The Big Guava. Jacob’s Ladder was her first work of fiction. It was inspired by her children and brought to life by her father, her hero, who always told her she could do anything – even dance on the stars; and her mother who taught her that if you want to dance, you have to pay the fiddler.

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John D. Melvin, II

As a first-generation high school graduate, John has been fortunate enough to have been given many excellent opportunities to better himself through higher education. Having earned two bachelor’s degrees in history and philosophy and a master’s degree in history, John is an instructional designer and historian who recently became a published author with his first book, Pouring a Round of Pensacola’s Past.

Personally, John donates time and resources to various local historical organizations, as he has a passion for history. Professionally, he is a full-time instructional designer who develops education and training for adult learners. John has been developing courses for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since October 2014.

Prior to becoming an instructional designer, he served in various roles, including small business manager, healthcare financial counselor, college history instructor, and researcher/technical writer in the oil industry. In addition to his role as an instructional designer, John is a full-time PhD student at the University of South Alabama in the Instructional Design and Development program, and he is conducting preliminary research for his next book.

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Kathlene Rushing is a prolific writer with a passion for the Gulf Coast. Having lived on the coast for more than 10 years, she has a deep understanding of the culture and atmosphere that allows her to speak openly about all that Pensacola has to offer.
Author's Website: https://webnetmobilesites.com

Mitch Wisniewski

Mitch Wisniewski is a senior Creative Writing major at the University of West Florida. He has always enjoyed writing and is currently working on a coming of age novel, as well as a series of short stories posted weekly on mitchwisniewski.substack.com.

He spends far too much time on his laptop and far too much money at thrift stores. A perfect balance in his opinion. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @mitchwis.


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High School Sports


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Gallery Night Schedule 2020

Gallery Night includes more than 35 fine artists, and craftsman, five food trucks, kids activities in the new family friendly zone within Jefferson and Intendencia streets and live music venues. The Gallery Night Pensacola footprint includes Palafox street (from Garden Street to Main Street), Jefferson Street to Intendencia and connecting blocks in-between. Artistic mediums include glass, paint, woodworking, jewelry, mixed media and more. In addition to arts, music, and activities, downtown restaurants, galleries and shops will be open extended hours encouraging patrons to come and explore our award-winning downtown.

Participating Downtown Pensacola merchants and businesses: Al Fresco, Badlands, Artel Gallery, Blend Lounge, Blue Morning Gallery, Bluejay’s Bakery, Dog House Deli, CoWork @nnex, Urban Swinery, Hopjacks, Pot Roast & Pinot, Intermission, Jackson’s Steakhouse, Play, O’Riley’s Irish Pub, Seville Quarter, Shux Oyster Bar, Jeweler’s Trade Shop, The Tin Cow, V Paul’s, Wild Greg’s Saloon, World of Beer, Jordan Valley Restaurant, Legal Graffiti sponsored by Zarzaur Law, P.A., Cigar Factory Pensacola, Belle Ame’, The Wine Bar, Casks and Flights Wine Tasting Room, Cactus Cantina, Travel Leaders Pensacola, Nom Sushi Izakaya, Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano, SaBai on Jefferson, Disko Lemonade, Stay the Spa, The Blowout Bar, Old City Market, Properly Posh Baby, Bodacious Bookstore & Cafe, Clark Partington, Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA, Vinyl Music Hall, Global Grill and Southtowne Apartments.

For more information visit gallerynightpensacola.org.
Gallery Night Email: [email protected]

Gallery Night Schedule 2020

  • January 17 – Lunar New Year
  • February 28 – Pensacon
  • March 20 – Dancin’ In the Streets
  • April 17 – Gallery Night 5k
  • May 15 – Cars, Stars & Stripes
  • June 19 – Throwback to the 80’s
  • July 17 – Blues, Jazz & Soul
  • August 21 – Back 2 School Blowout!
  • September 18 – College Tailgate Night
  • October 16 – Halloween Carnival
  • November 20 – Pensacola Heritage
  • December 18 – Christmas Movies

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Kathlene Rushing is a prolific writer with a passion for the Gulf Coast. Having lived on the coast for more than 10 years, she has a deep understanding of the culture and atmosphere that allows her to speak openly about all that Pensacola has to offer.
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Everyone Against Racism

The movement we are seeing in the U.S. was inspired by the unfortunate stories of many people – Black, White, Hispanic, Native American, LGBTQ, police officers, women, children, and well everyone. This movement is not just about one man or one race. This is about racism – getting rid of racism.

This is a time to come together – to focus on the things that we have in common. All of us want respect, love, opportunity, and a peaceful life.
We are all ONE RACE – the HUMAN RACE. Let’s come together in cooperation and respect to solve the problems of our world.
Let’s all stand together to end RACISM. Stop the Hate and Spread the Love!
#EAR, #EveryoneAgainstRacism

Stand With Us To Stop Racism

  1. Put our Twibbon Ring around your profile picture on Facebook.
  2. Use one of our FaceBook covers for your FaceBook page.
  3. Educate By Watching The Videos Below

Systemic Racism

System Racism And Black Women

Discussion: The Path To Ending System Racism In The US


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Kathlene Rushing is a prolific writer with a passion for the Gulf Coast. Having lived on the coast for more than 10 years, she has a deep understanding of the culture and atmosphere that allows her to speak openly about all that Pensacola has to offer.
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