City of Pensacola Hurricane Sally Recovery Update #4
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City of Pensacola staff have been working diligently to clear downed trees from city roadways, restore traffic signals, clear stormwater ponds, assess damages and more since Hurricane Sally made landfall. City Public Works and Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Inspection Services and Sanitation Services staff began recovery work as soon as it was safe to do so after Hurricane Sally, and the city has also hired several contractors to help expedite the recovery efforts.
The public's patience is appreciated as crews continue to work throughout the city.
City Hurricane Sally Recovery Summary as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22:
- All of the city's 92 signalized intersections are working, and all city roadways should now be open to traffic. For a real-time road closure map, click here.
- All major stormwater ponds have been pumped down successfully, and storm inlets/pipes are being cleared by city crews.
- Damage assessments of city building facilities have been completed. The current damage estimate for city building facilities is at approximately $10 million.
- City Parks and Recreation facilities are currently being assessed for damages. All city community centers have been assessed for damages, along with Osceola Golf Course. The damage assessments will continue this week.
- All 353 trees that were reported blocking city roadways have been cleared. If there is a downed tree blocking your street (within City of Pensacola limits) and it has not been cleared, please call Parks and Recreation at 850-436-5670.
- Damage assessments of city parks and waterfront assets are currently taking place. Preliminary damage estimates are expected to be complete within the next 24 hours. The current damage estimate for city parks and waterfront assets is at approximately $10 million - $12 million.
- Now that all reported trees have been cleared from city roadways, Parks and Recreation staff are turning their attention to cleaning up parks and athletic fields, along with working to get community centers back open.
- All city community centers have been assessed for damages, along with Osceola Golf Course. The damage assessments will continue this week.
- A total of 15 crews (10 city crews and five contractor crews) began picking up debris Monday, Sept. 21. More crews will be added later this week to expedite debris pickup.
- As of Monday, Sept. 21, city crews and contractors picked up approximately 4,000 cubic yards of yard debris.
- City staff went out with FEMA's Damage Assessment Team Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22. The city's damage assessments with FEMA have been completed.
- The city distributed over 1,000 tarps Sunday, Sept. 20 at Fire Stations 1 and 6 and Monday, Sept. 21 at several city community centers.
- Private property damage assessment is currently at $15 million in the City of Pensacola.
Drivers are urged to use extra caution on the roads and watch for downed trees, power lines and debris. Please remember to treat intersections with traffic signal outages as four-way stops.
Please stay tuned to the City of Pensacola's website and Facebook page for updates on Hurricane Sally recovery and impacts to city services.