Hurricane Center | Basic Information and Important Phone Numbers


The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale is a 1-5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed.  Hurricanes that reach category 3 or higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant damage and possible loss of life.  Category 1 and 2 storms are still dangerous and require preparation and close attention.  The scale does not address the potential for storm surge, flooding or tornadoes.  

Important Phone Numbers

FEMA
:  800-621-3362

Law Enforcement
Emergency ONLY:  9-1-1
Escambia County Florida Sheriff:  850-436-9630
Pensacola Police Department:  850-436-1900
Santa Rosa County Sheriff:  850-981-2230
Milton Police Department:  850-983-5420
Okaloosa County Sheriff:  (North) 850-689-5705  (South) 850-651-7400
Baldwin County Sheriff:  251-937-0202
Escambia County Alabama Sheriff:  251-867-0304

Utilities
ECUA:  850-476-0480
Escambia River Electric Co-op:  850-675-4521
Farm Hill Utilities:  850-968-2573
Gulf Power Outage Line:  800-487-6937
Pensacola Energy:  850-474-5300

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