Santa Rosa, FL
Santa Rosa, FL
Escambia Officials Take Over Ponds to Reduce the Impact of Flooding
One of the surest ways to reduce urban flooding is to build extra capacity upstream to store the deluge of rainwater that falls during an intense…
Inch of Rain Causes Flooding at Site of Flood Defenders’ Campaign
A single inch of rain flooded the Perdido Estates neighborhood in Escambia County, Florida — an area at the heart of an ongoing Flood Defenders…
Flood Defenders in Escambia County’s District 3 Demand Better Protection
Lead Flood Defender Michelle Tyler and her neighbors gathered at Oakfield Acres Park to voice their concerns about flooding.
Escambia Neighborhood Outside of FEMA Flood Zone Keeps Flooding
Homes around Windsong Avenue and Surrey Drive in Escambia County do not sit in a flood zone, according to maps from the Federal Emergency Management…
Florida Panhandle Cities Break Records for High-Tide Flood Days
Three cities in the Florida Panhandle saw more high-tide flood days in 2020 than any year on record, according to a new report from the National…
Escambia Neighborhood Shows How FEMA's Maps Are Wrong
A neighborhood in Escambia County’s District 5 shows the problem with flood maps used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry Offers Pond Fix to Flood Defenders
After Escambia County Flood Defenders Darlyn Butler and her brother Skip Butler got on the microphone at a town hall, their commissioner said he can…
What Happened to Escambia's $417 Million Flood Agenda?
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on FloodTrends.org. Flood Trends has since merged with Flood Defenders to form Flood Defenders News.
What Has Escambia County Done About Flooding Lately?
As hurricane season begins in Escambia County, one completed flood project shows improvement, while the slow progress of another highlights…
Chris Curb: Flooding doesn't have to be like this
Escambia County has had four so-called “100-year” flood events in the last ten years. It doesn’t take an engineer, elected official, or a concerned…
Escambia County’s Proposed Flood Maps Are Still Wrong
Escambia County has released the preliminary results of a multi-year project to update the county’s flood maps, but they still don't accurately…
Flood Lessons From Escambia County
1 big thing: The short shelf life of political will One of many Escambia County homes devastated by repeat flooding while drainage solutions go…
Flood Victims Ask Escambia County Officials for Help
Escambia County residents, many of whom have experienced more than one 100-year flood, gathered at a town hall on Jan. 11 hosted by Commissioner…
Bristol Creek Homeowner Asks Why Subdivisions Were Built on Flood-Prone Land
Bristol Creek resident Spencer Blomquist, whose home has flooded twice, used a recent public meeting hosted by his county commissioner to ask about a…
Bristol Park Area Residents Ask for Flood Protection, Not Home Buyouts
On Jan. 11, a group of homeowners in the Florida panhandle town of Cantonment, near Pensacola, braved the COVID pandemic to gather in an Escambia…