The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Security Unit works closely with the State of Florida, FEMA, and US Homeland Security to ensure that the Sheriff’s Office is prepared to serve the citizens of Escambia County in the case of an emergency. If a disaster occurs in our community or across the country, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is prepared to respond with its Disaster Response Team, which is fully equipped to conduct emergency operations in the worst situations.
June 1st marks the beginning of Hurricane Season, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office encourages all citizens to prepare for a potential storm. Hurricanes can be one of nature’s most deadly storms, therefore it is important that you and your family have a plan for how you will react when a hurricane approaches.
|Hurricane Watch and Warning|
|Hurricane Watch||A Hurricane WATCH indicates that hurricane force winds and conditions may be experienced within 36 hours|
|Hurricane Warning||Hurricane WARNING indicates that sustained winds of 74 mph are expected within 24 hours or less|
For more information concerning Hurricane Preparedness, please visit www.bereadyescambia.com.