$300+ million in property damage — hundreds of residents forced out of their homes
Escambia County has had two 100-year storms and one 500-year storm in the last 12 years
Do you worry every time a hurricane or heavy rain is in the forecast?
Have flooded roads interfered with your ability to travel?
Do you feel like your local government doesn't care about your problem?
We're a community that believes in hope. We've been hoping for many years. Unfortunately, that hope is falling short.
Flood protection starts with a proactive approach — Escambia County doesn't meet the grade
Overall Grade: D
The 2015 plan was left unfunded
The $417 million stormwater plan created after the 2014 floods remains largely unfunded leaving Escambia County unprotected.
The threats – and urgency for expensive action – will only increase in the years ahead.
"The county has a lot on their plate and the squeaky wheel gets oil first. If you’re not in their ear, you’re not going to get any flooding solutions."
Former Escambia County Stormwater Manager
Campaign in Progress
Fix Our Ponds & Ditches!
Escambia County has a multi-year backlog on pond and ditch maintenance that is increasing your flood risk and creating a county-wide eye sore. The backlog is driven by a severe staff shortage. Low wages in Escambia’s Public Works Department has led to 40 unfilled jobs - no one wants to work for less than what local construction companies pay. Take 1 minute to tell the County Commissioners to use common sense to hire the staff or bring in contractors to fix the ponds and ditches!