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Posted on: November 24, 2020

December Events at Your Santa Rosa County Library

December Events at Your Santa Rosa County Library

Selfies with Santa - all librariesDec. 1 - 23, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.This December Santa is staying safe at the North Pole in preparation for his Christmas journey. Visit any...
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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Public encouraged to attend annual reviews of county hazard mitigation plans and actions

The annual meeting of the flood mitigation plan task force will be held Thurs., Nov. 19, at 1:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Participants can access the virtual meeting online or by dialing 941-259-6326 (conference ID: 278 341 050#). The&a...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Deadline to set Hurricane Sally debris to curb is Dec. 1

Residents of unincorporated Santa Rosa County have until Dec. 1 to place their Hurricane Sally debris by the curb or right-of-way for the final pickup. Vegetative debris consist of logs, limbs, branches and leaves and can be taken to Cen...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

A few days remain to apply for FEMA assistance for Hurricane Sally

Northwest Florida residents who have uninsured losses resulting from Hurricane Sally have until Tues., Dec. 1, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance.

Survivors in Santa Rosa County can register with FEMA in several ways:

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News Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Announces Limited Opening of Plant Clinics

The UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension plant clinics provide a valuable public service by offering residents free horticulture advice from Florida Master Gardener volunteers. Services include soil pH tests, water salinity tests, plant insect and disease ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

One month remains to apply for FEMA Assistance

Sent on behalf of FEMA and Florida SERTOct. 30, 2020 DR-4564-FL NR 024State News Desk: (850) 921-0217 FEMA News Desk: (850) 914-7919 

One month remains to apply for FEMA Assistance

$94 million in federal funds provided to Hurrican...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

ECAT to Relaunch Beach Route 61, Providing Service to Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19,  ECAT will begin the Route 61- Bridge Detour, which modifies the original Route 61 to Pensacola Beach. The Route 61- Bridge Detour will consolidate temporary Route 20 that was created to help transport passengers betwee...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Phase 1 of Navarre Park improvements underway

Santa Rosa County is redeveloping the existing Navarre Park to create a top-notch recreational experience for all ages and abilities. The park, located at 8543 Navarre Parkway, will be renovated in three phases. Construction of Phase 1 is expected to be c...
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Posted on: October 16, 2020

County debris pickup progress dashboard available online

County debris pickup progress dashboard available online

 

County residents can now check the status of Hurricane Sally debris removal online at https://arcg.is/0LiHym. The GIS dashboard features a current work zone map, cumulative total o...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

FEMA Mobile Registration Center opens in Milton

FEMA Mobile Registration Center opens in Milton

FEMA has opened a second mobile registration center for Hurricane Sally survivors in Santa Rosa County. The center, called a Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC), is staffed with FEMA personnel who can as...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Industrial Park Success Earns Triumph Dollars

MILTON, FL – October 8, 2020 – On the heels of closing several successful, high-profile deals, Santa Rosa County can claim yet another win as Triumph Gulf Coast has now awarded $9.5 million in funding for two of its rapidly growing ind...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane Sally

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Sally on Sept. 14, 2020: &l...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Renters Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

Renters in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties whose homes and property were damaged by Hurricane Sally can apply for federal disaster assistance.FEMA Individual Assistance is available to renters, including students, as well as homeow...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2020

FEMA Mobile Registration Center open

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FEMA Mobile Registration Center open

FEMA has opened a mobile registration center for Hurricane Sally survivors in Santa Rosa County. The center, called a Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC), is staffed with FEMA personne...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

DeSantis Announces Individual Assistance

News release provided by the state:

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Individual Assistance for Five Counties Impacted by Hurricane Sally

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2020Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, Media...
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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Santa Rosa County residents need your help

Civic and faith-based groups are needed to help Santa Rosa County residents struggling with manpower needs following Hurricane Sally. Volunteers are needed to cut and remove trees, tarp roofs, clean yards and perform other physical tasks for the county’s ...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

New virtual programs at Santa Rosa County Libraries

Preschool Storytime and Toddler TimeThe fall sessions of Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time are going virtual. Beginning Sept. 14, new videos will be posted each Monday on the library system’s Storytime and Toddler Time pages. Videos will be a...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell recognized as PSAP's finest technician of the year

Kevin with BOCC

Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell was recognized as NICE’s Public Safety Answering Point’s finest technician of the year. Sowell has been employed with Santa Rosa County since October 1992 and ha...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour

This year marks the 17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour, a series of family-friendly fall festivities from September through the beginning of November. Enjoy the crisp air as you pick your own pumpkin, fish the many waters in Santa Rosa County and disco...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Santa Rosa County breaks ground on new Pea Ridge Connector infrastructure project

Pea Ridge Connector groundbreaking

Friday, August 14 - Santa Rosa County broke ground today on the Pea Ridge Connector, the first new four-lane, divided highway in three decades. Connecting Highway 90 with Hamilton Bridge Road, the roadway will act as a parallel ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Panhandle Butterfly House relocates to Milton

Panhandle Butterfly House

The Panhandle Butterfly House has relocated to a nine-acre property at 4966 Henry St. in Milton. The property is home to the historic Jones House which has been restored to commercial standards by the previous owner, the Blackwater River Foundation. The l...

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