Power, water slowly returning in Escambia County, FL

Northwest Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. Some takeaways from today’s press conference at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center:

Gulf Power Company- 95% of customers should have power back on by Tuesday (9/22). Crews are working around the clock to restore electricity.

If you don’t have a specific need or place to be, stay off the roads. Traffic is keeping power crews and debris-clearing crews from doing their jobs.

Boil water notice: ECUA has issued a county-wide boil water notice. Since sewer treatment plants and lift stations lost power in the storm, water may be contaminated. Get water to a rolling boil for at least a minute, or add 8 drops of unscented bleach per gallon of water. Also, try and conserve water.

Garbage pickup: Because of debris and traffic issues, no ECUA garbage pickup until at least Monday.

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