Winter Storm Update #13
The Emergency Operations Center has returned to a “Level 3” monitoring and Santa Rosa County emergency operations department has reverted back to regular operations.
The citizen information center (850) 983- INFO (4636) is now closed.
The following roads and bridges are open with hazards:
Bob Sikes Bridge
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Officials are asking everyone to use roads with caution. Many roads are passable, however, patches of ice are still being observed on some roadways especially in shaded areas and on bridges.
There is potential for black ice the morning of Friday, Jan. 31.
Santa Rosa County offices, the library system, the Jay Transfer Facility and the Central Landfill will open Friday, Jan. 31.
Santa Rosa District Schools will reopen on Friday, Jan. 31. Normal school start times will be observed with normal operations. Parents should recognize that great caution will be observed in the morning transportation which may cause some delays. Before and after school activities will return to normal schedules.
Santa Rosa Tax Collector Stan Colie Nichols offices will reopen on Friday, Jan. 31.
The University of Florida will will resume normal operational hours on Friday, Jan. 31.
Allied Waste/ Republic Services’ Thursday customers will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 31 and Friday’s will be serviced on Saturday, Feb. 1. In the City of Gulf Breeze, Thursday’s customers will be serviced on Friday, Jan.
31 and the recycling customers scheduled for this Friday will be serviced on Saturday. Yard waste will be picked up on Saturday, Feb.1.
Cold Weather Shelters
If the temperature cannot be maintained at your home, make temporary arrangements to stay elsewhere, including with friends and family.
Two cold weather shelters for the homeless and those who are not able to maintain heat in their homes are available:
Ferris Hill Baptist Church located at 6848 Chaffin Street in Milton will remain open continuously through 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31.
Community of Christ Church located at 2111 Presidio Street in Navarre remains open during normal operating hours from 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 through 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31.
Shelters are for people who are homeless or heatless, can care for themselves, and are not at risk to themselves or others. No one will be admitted to the shelter that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and are unable to walk unaided or are disoriented.
Santa Rosa County residents who cannot maintain heat due to power outages or any other reasons are encouraged to call the Citizens Information Center at
(850) 983- INFO (4636).
Please do not call 9-1-1 to report power outages. Power outages should be reported to Gulf Power at 1-800-GU-Power (1-800-487-6937) or Escambia River Cooperative, Inc. at 1-877-OUT-EREC (1-877-688-3732).