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 highlightsfalse
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 a civil engineer like me to tell you that thesefalse
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 accuratelyfalse
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 gofalse
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 Commissionerfalse
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.
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 afalse
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 Escambiafalse
Pensacola Has Finished 15 of 21 Planned Stormwater Projects Since 2015
In 2015, Escambia County’s Stormwater Advisory Team (SWAT) drew up a $417 million list of 228 projects to prevent widespread flooding throughout thefalse
Cantonment Resident Recovering From Second 100-Year Flood
Spencer Blomquist lives in Cantonment, a suburb north of Pensacola.
How Much Do Storms Like Hurricane Sally Impact Property Values?
As Hurricane Sally approached Escambia County, 139,055 households needed to prepare for the worst. But even before storm surge and flooding drownedfalse
Flood Defense Efforts Stall Even as Storms Literally Cut up Perdido Key
For several years, locals have agreed on a plan to restore the beaches and dunes of Perdido Key, a gaunt barrier island on the Gulf Coast that’sfalse
Escambia Family Hopes They Can Finally Rebuild After Home’s Sixth Flood Insurance Payout
In 2014, historic rainfall flooded the first floor of Doug and Wendy Underhill’s home on a barrier island near Pensacola, Fla. It would be thefalse
Utility Authority, Escambia Leaders Reduce Flood Risk With Sewage Fix
In the Florida panhandle, a local utility and a county have joined forces to reduce the risk of flooding and contamination in a small, low-incomefalse
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 intensefalse