After the Flood
On April 29 and 30, 2014 some areas of Escambia County received as much as 22 inches of rain in a 29 hour period, making it fall between a 100 or 200 year event. The terms “100 year” and “200 year” floods are used to describe the estimated probability of a flood event happening in any given year. Assessments of homes, businesses and county facilities and infrastructure like roadways, bridges, drainage systems, and ponds yielded more than 2,300 damage points in the county.
Work to meet the repair needs of the county is ongoing almost four years after the storm, though much has been accomplished. Damage to county infrastructure resulted in 182 projects with an approximated cost of $43.47 million for design and construction. Of those transportation and drainage projects, 173 are completed, totaling $22.47 million. Three projects are currently under construction, four are in the design phase, one is awaiting a grant award and one project was terminated.
Learn more about the county's 2014 flood recovery history: