PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - BAY COUNTY
Bay County's roads and beaches were experiencing flood conditions Wednesday morning.
Panama City Beach Police warned that Alf Coleman Road between Middle Beach Road and Panama City Beach Parkway was under water. Carmen Street near Front Beach Road was also flooded.
Those are hardly isolated incidents as standing water is a problem across the county including area of Lynn Haven and Panama City.
County officials reported that sand is available for bagging at the northeast side of the Deer Point Dam Bridge. ". Two additional loads of sand are en route to Pete Edwards Field, located at 7300 McElvey Rd., Panama City Beach, off Thomas Drive.
The sand is free but bags are not provided.
Flooding is reported at:
Highway 77 from W 9th Street to W. 11th Street
S. Tyndall Parkway at Boat Race Road
Alf Coleman Road from Hutchison Boulevard to PCB Parkway
Several sections of Front Beach Road
Several sections of Thomas Drive
Joan Avenue from Laird Street to Ann Avenue
E. 15th Street from Sherman Avenue to Center Avenue
East Avenue from Cedar land to E 17th Street
FORT WALTON BEACH
City officials said they are receiving multiple reports of downed trees and powerlines, debris, etc. throughout the City this morning.
"Please view our pinned FB post (City of Fort Walton Beach Public Info) for more safety tips and important advisories!"
Various roads currently impassable, including:
-Anchors St. from Mary Esther Cutoff to Blake Ave.
-Hughes St. from Eglin Pkwy. to Beal Pkwy.
Plus, numerous street light outages and flooded areas within the greater Fort Walton Beach area.
"We have increased our numbers of on-duty Public Safety personnel to address high call volume and our Public Works crews have been working with Gulf Power and other local service providers to remove blockages and restore impassable areas throughout the city," officials wrote.
Other tips: Residents are advised to remain indoors and off the roads as much as possible today.
For those using generators, make sure they are in a well ventilated area, not near open doors and windows to home.
Please stay clear of flooded areas and continue to monitor verified local news and weather sources for updates. It is VERY important to separate news from rumors in situations like this.
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
Santa Rosa County road closures as of 10:15 a.m.:
- The entrance into Gulf Islands National Seashore
- Garcon Point Road at Mary Kitchens Road
- Avenida de Sol between Nevada and Verdura
- Mercado Street near Avenida de Sol
- Munson Crossroads (Highway 4)
- Deaton Bridge Road at the bridge
- Pearson Road
- Ortega Street at Shipton Road
Please abide by the barricades! Turn around, don't drown!
Open with hazards (use extreme caution):
- Oser Road
- Martin Road
- Cove Road
- Munson Highway at Pittman Creek near Frank Hardy Road
- Andrew Jackson at Floridatown
- Whiting Field Circle at Marty Martin Way
- Southbound Munson at Donald Jernigan open with hazards
- Robinson Point Road at Waterview Drive
- Munson Highway at Beagle Trail
- Munson Highway ¼ mile south of Red Rock Road
- West Spencer Field at Norris Road
- Raughton Road at Dolphin
- South Airport Road
Santa Rosa County Public Works is checking locations as they are reported and information is updated frequently at: www.santarosa.fl.gov/roads-transportation/closures.cfm?Menu=177 as well as Facebook and Twitter.
- Report flooded roads to Santa Rosa County Public Works at (850) 626-0191 or submit a work order at www.santarosa.fl.gov/citizen-connect/WorkOrderForm.cfm.
- Report property damage online here - https://goo.gl/4KAfNY or by calling (850) 983-5360
- Santa Rosa County is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m.
- Double red flags are flying again on Navarre Beach. The beach is closed to swimming.
- Navarre Beach Pier is closed today and possibly tomorrow due to safety concerns.
- Panhandle Butterfly House is closed for the remainder of the week.
- All county offices are open today.
The county's public works department has sand available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the following locations:
- The corner of Citrus and Leisure Street in Holley by the Sea
- Tiger Point Park in Gulf Breeze
- Pace Fire-Rescue in Pace
- The corner of Pine Forest Road and Carroll Road in Milton
Bring your own sandbags and shovel. Bags can be purchased for less than 50 cents a piece at Lowe's or Hall's Hardware. For more information on how to make and use sandbags, visit the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (www.flash.org).
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