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Santa Rosa steps up for neighbors after Michael

Santa Rosa steps up for neighbors after Michael

When disaster struck to the east, Santa Rosa County officials stepped forward to help in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Closer to home, the county continues to support neighbors struggling to get their arms around the extent of the damage. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Amateur radio provides communication lifeline in disaster

Amateur radio provides communication lifeline in disaster

When disaster strikes, many forms of communication become useless. In a hurricane, cell-phone towers can be toppled. Power can be knocked out, and phone lines can be broken. Nearly every form of communicating across distance can be lost, and that was exactly what happened to Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria struck in September 2017. Read […]

Santa Rosa steps up hurricane preparedness

Santa Rosa steps up hurricane preparedness

Even before the official start of the hurricane season on June 1, the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management team and Emergency Operations Center are already keeping tabs on two major rain events. Subtropical storm Alberto on Saturday became the first named storm of a season that had not even officially begun. Read the full article […]

Subtropical storm Alberto falls flat

Subtropical storm Alberto falls flat

May 25 weather forecasters all over the Florida panhandle along with the national weather services were watching a storm brewing in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its first advisory on the storm, subtropical storm Alberto, at 10 a.m. All of this was happening ahead of the official June 1 start […]

Rain headed to panhandle

Rain headed to panhandle

The National Weather Service of Mobile is advising residents of the Florida panhandle that a few rainy days are on the way from a storm brewing in the Gulf. The National Hurricane Center sent out an advisory Sunday that a system in the Gulf of Mexico had the potential for tropical or subtropical characteristics. That […]

Outdoor burning regulations and safety tips

Outdoor burning regulations and safety tips

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, there is a chance we will have a drier winter with a La Nina setting up in the eastern pacific. “You have to take it with a grain of salt,” meteorologist Ryan Rogers said. “It just stacks the deck in a particular direction.” A drier winter makes […]

Damaging winds rip roof off business

Damaging winds rip roof off business

A strong storm that pushed through the area Sunday night brought damaging winds that tore through a couple of businesses in the 3000 block of Gulf Breeze Parkway. The damaged plaza included the businesses of Gulf Technical Services and hair salon Michele & Co. According to John Purdy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 17

AFTER 2 YEARS, FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DEFINES SEXUAL INTERCOURSE “Sexual intercourse” isn’t just between a man and a woman. The question arose during a case in which a man was charged with a third-degree felony for failing to reveal to his male partner that he was HIV-positive. His lawyer argued “sexual intercourse” didn’t apply to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 14

FLORIDA IDS NEW MIAMI NEIGHBORHOOD AS ZIKA ZONE Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Thursday that five people have been infected with Zika in a 1-square-mile area of the city just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood. According to the statement, four of the cases were previously announced by Florida’s Department of Health as being under […]

Significant threat for flooding in Navarre

Significant threat for flooding in Navarre

According to Meteorologist Joe Maniscalco with the National Weather Service in Mobile, areas south of I-10 including Navarre Beach will begin to see copious amounts of rain beginning Monday.   “We watched a cluster of storms pass through your area that has already brought one to two inches of rain, so the soil is already […]

Microburst leaves path of damage

Microburst leaves path of damage

At around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening a line of severe thunderstorms steamrolled through Navarre leaving power outages, trees down and other damage in its wake. The storm began in southeast Mississippi and traveled through Alabama and into the Florida panhandle. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

WEATHER FORECAST CALLED FOR STORM-FORCE WINDS The National Weather Service says its Ocean Prediction Center was alerting for a strong storm four days in advance of a cruise ship running into trouble in the Atlantic. Weather service spokeswoman Susan Buchanan says the forecast for the Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear area called for storm-force winds […]

Recent rainfall nets 6 inches to Navarre area

Recent rainfall nets 6 inches to Navarre area

Navarre received between 4 and 6 inches of rain from Halloween night into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile. Meteorologist Cody Lindsey said some localized areas received up to 7 inches of rain. As of 6 a.m. Monday, the weather station closest to Navarre reported 6.42 inches of rain. That rainfall […]

Flooding rains termed weather anomaly

Flooding rains termed weather anomaly

“The rains of Sept. 28 are an event that happens only once every hundred years,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Maniscalco referring to the amount of rain that fell within a six-hour period. “It was torrential.” The National Weather Service in Mobile, Ala., issued a flash flood warning at 9:09 a.m. Monday for eastern […]

Some areas still impacted by flood

Some areas still impacted by flood

Last April’s flooding exemplified the destructive force of water, testing the capability of area infrastructure with record-breaking rainfall. One year later, county officials are using knowledge gleaned in its aftermath to update the county’s flood mitigation plan. According to National Weather Service records, roughly 26 inches of rain fell in Santa Rosa County within 30 […]

Severe thunderstorms possible today and tomorrow

Severe thunderstorms possible today and tomorrow

The National Weather Service is reporting a hazardous weather outlook for Northwest Florida and parts of southern Alabama and Mississippi. The forecast calls for widespread showers and thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front expected to roll in on Tuesday. A few storms could become severe, particularly Tuesday, with damaging winds and the possibility of […]

Calendar says July 31, thermometer doesn’t

Calendar says July 31, thermometer doesn’t

Temperatures in the Navarre area July 31 were reported in the low 60s. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the average low temperature in July is 74. NWS says the average low in Navarre drops below 60 degrees in October (59) and remains below 60 through April (58) before rebounding in May.  

Flash Flood Watch, 1 to 3 inches of rain forecast

Flash Flood Watch, 1 to 3 inches of rain forecast

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area through Sunday morning. The current forecast calls for storm total rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches being likely. However, rainfall totals could reach 6 to 8 inches where thunderstorms repeatedly move over the same area. The ground in many locations […]

Weather service said ‘no tornado’

Weather service said ‘no tornado’

Despite damage to structures in Navarre and Navarre Beach, the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Mobile, Ala. won’t be making a trip to the area to take a closer look. A spokeswoman from the office told Navarre Press March 28 that from reviewing pictures and radar images the damage was done by severe thunderstorms […]

Storm causes damage

Storm causes damage

Storms packing strong winds moved through the Navarre area between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., March 28 causing damage to at least one building, vehicles and bringing Highway 98 eastbound traffic to a standstill. The business center located at the corner of Prado Street and Highway 98 suffered damage to its roof. Flying debris from the […]