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Thousands impacted by flooding in Escambia County, crews begin rescue missions

Posted at 11:18 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 11:18:23-04

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — As the potential of 'historic' flooding looms, crews are beginning to rescue thousands of people in Escambia County affected by Hurricane Sally.

The Escambia County Sheriffs Office says that they, along with the National Guard and Escambia County Fire Rescue, are using high water vehicles to rescue people from several homes in the county.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said that residents should shelter-in-place and stay off the road.

Sheriff Morgan told WEAR that thousands of people are in need of assistance and are need of rescuing from their homes and other places due to heavy flooding.

If you are in need of help, call the ECSO's non-emergency line at 850-436-9620 or call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

The latest update from the emergency management in Escambia County is below.