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October 6th Hurricane Sally Recovery Update

Today is the Final Day to Apply for the Escambia CARES Business Assistance Grant Program

The application window for businesses impacted by COVID-19 to receive consideration for the CARES Business Grant Program ends today at 8pm.

To apply for the grant online go here.

To apply in person, visit one of the following sites during the hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today:

Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto St.

Century Branch Library, 7991 N. Century Blvd.

Florida SBDC at the University of West Florida, 9999 University Pkwy., Building 8

Studer Community Institute, 220 W. Garden St., Suite 301

To find Frequently Asked Questions about the grant program go here.


Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropical Storm Delta This Week

Escambia County is encouraging residents and visitors to closely monitor official weather sources for information regarding Tropical Storm Delta. The National Weather Service of Mobile is forecasting potential local impacts from Tropical Storm Delta to include tropical storm force winds, high risk of rip currents and high surf as the week progresses.

While it's still too early to determine potential impacts to Escambia County, the latest forecast shows the storm tracking west of the area, with possible tropical storm-force winds forecast to arrive in the western Panhandle Friday morning. Residents are reminded to follow official sources for storm information such as National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, Escambia County Emergency Management and City of Pensacola.  More information here.


What You Need to Know About Applying for FEMA Aid After Hurricane Sally

Northwest Florida homeowners and renters who suffered losses due to Hurricane Sally can now apply for financial assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA individual assistance for Sally victims in five Panhandle counties — Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Bay and Walton — was approved Friday, and registration is now open. Click here to find about FEMA aid and how to secure it.