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Diver’s death sparks renewed concerns in Northwest Florida’s diving community. | WEAR

December 01, 2016

There are renewed concerns in the diving community after a diver died Friday.

The diver’s widow said her husband was diving the shipwreck, Oriskany, when he went up to fast and began suffering from decompression sickness, a condition also known as ‘bends.’

Kerry Freeland, a long time diver and owner of ‘Dive Pros in Pensacola, says getting decompression sickness is rare and treatment requires the use of a hyperbaric chamber.

via Diver’s death sparks renewed concerns in Northwest Florida’s diving community. | WEAR.

Medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Pensacola – FOX10 News | WALA

October 21, 2016

Florida voters are just 10 days away from the start of early voting and one topic on the ballot – medical marijuana. Amendment Two was only two-percent shy of passing back in 2014, but many voters think this year could be different.

In Pensacola, two different medical marijuana dispensaries are already in the works; they were approved by city leaders over the summer.

via Medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Pensacola – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Myrtle Grove residents dispute over affordable housing plan | WEAR

October 20, 2016

(WEAR) — Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill pledged to take an item off the agenda at the next commission meeting because of outrage from residents in Myrtle Grove over an affordable housing project.

“I don’t want to give the impression that this community is against affordable housing, because I think everyone can attest that people need a place to start,” said Kim Messer, owner of Tranquil Villas.

via Myrtle Grove residents dispute over affordable housing plan | WEAR.

Perdido Bay to get standalone emergency room

October 15, 2016

In less than a year, residents on the west side of Escambia County will no longer need to travel as far to access emergency health care.

West Florida Healthcare officials announced this week plans to construct the Perdido Bay Emergency Room, a $10 million freestanding emergency department, on the northwest corner of U.S. 98 and Blue Angel Parkway. They anticipate an operating date of August.

via Perdido Bay to get standalone emergency room.

Hurricane Matthew: For storm-hit states, help will come from Alabama | AL.com

October 06, 2016

Hurricane Matthew hasn’t taken aim at Alabama, but some in Alabama are taking aim at Matthew.

Projections suggest it’ll be Thursday night before the storm begins to graze the eastern coast of Florida. It’s unclear whether Matthew will skirt the coast as it sweeps along Georgia and the Carolinas or make landfall one or more times. The possibility has been raised that the storm might even loop out to sea and come back westward for a second strike.

via Hurricane Matthew: For storm-hit states, help will come from Alabama | AL.com.

Military families stationed in Guantanamo Bay coming to Pensacola NAS | WPMI

October 04, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WPMI) — Military families stationed in Guantanamo Bay are on their way to the Florida Panhandle.

Naval officials say about 700 spouses and children are being evacuated from Guantanamo Bay Naval Air Station because of Hurricane Matthew. They are being flown to Pensacola Naval Air Station.

via Military families stationed in Guantanamo Bay coming to Pensacola NAS | WPMI.

Alabama Beaches Feeling The Effect Of Hermine

September 02, 2016

While Hermine isn’t going to hit our part of the gulf coast head-on, we will still feel some of the storm’s effects at area beaches. Orange Beach saw five to six-foot waves around noon today, and conditions are expected to worsen. Life-threatening rip currents are likely. Red flags are up all along the gulf coast; swimmers are advised to stay out of the water.

via Alabama Beaches Feeling The Effect Of Hermine.

Hermine pushes Labor Day campers west | WEAR

September 01, 2016

For Mike Bailey, camping is only done right when the site is decked out in Alabama swag.

“We haven’t really finished the set up yet, we’re doing two to three things a day,” Bailey said.

He needs the décor, the Roll Tide chairs and the red and white lights all set up before taking part in the traditional camping festivities.

via Hermine pushes Labor Day campers west | WEAR.

Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com

September 01, 2016

Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

via Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com.

Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted after engine problem – FOX10 News | WALA

August 28, 2016

PENSACOLA, FL (WALA) - Southwest Airlines Flight 3472 suffered a major malfunction of its left engine, forcing pilots to divert the aircraft to Pensacola International Airport for an emergency landing at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, according a statement from the airline.

via Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted after engine problem – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Fort Pickens closed due to weather – FOX10 News | WALA

August 10, 2016

Fort Pickens Closed

There were lot of disappointed folks on Pensacola beach Tuesday because they wanted to go to to Fort Pickens and the road was closed. The National Park Service was forced to close it even with just the mere threat of severe weather. Last November a similar system flooded out the road stranding people at the campground for days.

via Fort Pickens closed due to weather – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gulf Islands to remove asphalt chunks, clean park

August 09, 2016

Georgia tourist Sherry Wilson buried her toes in the soft sand of Gulf Islands National Seashore near Navarre Monday afternoon. Wilson stretched out her arms as she took in the quiet swath of undeveloped beach, glistening turquoise water and gleaming white sand.

“It is perfect. Just absolutely beautiful,” she said as she headed to the water.

via Gulf Islands to remove asphalt chunks, clean park.

22-year-old beach vendor killed by lightning strike in Florida | AL.com

August 08, 2016

A Florida beach vendor was killed this weekend after being struck by lightning, according to the Panama City News Herald.

The victim was identified by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office as Zachary Fordem.

The 22-year-old was working on the Okaloosa Island beach near the Island Princess condominium on Friday when he was struck at approximately 3:26 p.m.

via 22-year-old beach vendor killed by lightning strike in Florida | AL.com.

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