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 the…
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’s…
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-income…
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…
Years After Jail Explosion, Area Near Pensacola Still Needs Flood Protection
Like most tragedies, this one came as a total surprise. It started in the basement laundry of the Escambia County jail, preceded for hours by the…
Lake Charlene Flooded Again After HOA Blocked Federal Help
Kenneth Owen, 81, a retired Navy pilot, lives in a lakefront home in Pensacola close to places he depends on – the Navy hospital, exchange and…
What Does Spirit Airlines' Departure Mean for Florida?
In February 2020, one Florida business made headlines when they decided to pack their bags and fly out of town. Spirit Airlines, headquartered in…
Florida Counties Try to Lessen Flood Intensity With Street Alterations
Escambia County knows exactly how flooding can devastate a community. Still reeling from Hurricane Sally, the county faces many problems as they…
Is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Ready for Flooding?
In 2019, on one of the busiest travel days of the year, flooding shut down the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and forced the…
Escambia County Soaks Up Stormwater With Pervious Pavement
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on FloodTrends.org. Flood Trends has since merged with Flood Defenders to form Flood Defenders…
Jacksonville Confronts Its Flood Risk
Stunned by unexpected, historic flooding that swamped Jacksonville three years ago, the northeast Florida city is taking steps to address its flood…
Naples Fights Flooding With Oyster Reefs
How can oysters help keep Naples Bay safe from flooding?
North Port Weedoo Fights Canal Blockages
The City of North Port has taken an innovative approach to clearing their canals with this amphibious vehicle.