Hurricanes

Equestrian Center Open as a Host to Horses During Hurricane Irma

The Escambia County Equestrian Center in times of severe weather in surrounding areas, can be opened by Escambia County to serve as a host shelter for horses. If opened for evacuees, stalls and RV sites are available at a nominal cost on a first come, first serve basis. Host Shelter Procedures Be prepared to show …

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100 Year Flood?

  In this recent era of unprecedented rainstorms, the terms “100-year flood” and “500-year flood” are in the news on a regular basis. Depending on the source, I have seen Hurricane Harvey weigh in as an 800 or even 1,000-year flood. But what does this mean? Has there not been this much rain in Texas …

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