MILTON — With the steady rainfall the last 24 hours, already saturated ground and more rain forecasted due to Tropical Storm Cindy, some area roads and bridges are flooding and more are expected to flood during the next 48 hours.
Santa Rosa County road closures as of 10:15 a.m.:
The entrance into Gulf Islands National Seashore
Garcon Point Road at Mary Kitchens Road
Avenida de Sol between Nevada and Verdura
Mercado Street near Avenida de Sol
Munson Crossroads (Highway 4)
Deaton Bridge Road at the bridge
Ortega Street at Shipton Road
Road closure map
Please abide by the barricades. Turn around. Don't drown.
Open with hazards (use extreme caution):
Munson Highway at Pittman Creek near Frank Hardy Road
Andrew Jackson at Floridatown
Whiting Field Circle at Marty Martin Way
Southbound Munson at Donald Jernigan open with hazards
Robinson Point Road at Waterview Drive
Munson Highway at Beagle Trail
Munson Highway ¼ mile south of Red Rock Road
West Spencer Field at Norris Road
Raughton Road at Dolphin
South Airport Road
Santa Rosa County Public Works is checking locations as they are reported and the information is updated frequently at www.santarosa.fl.gov/roads-transportation/closures.cfm?Menu=177 as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Report flooded roads to Santa Rosa County Public Works at 626-0191 or submit a work order at www.santarosa.fl.gov/citizen-connect/WorkOrderForm.cfm.
Report property damage online here - https://goo.gl/4KAfNY or by calling 983-5360
Santa Rosa County is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m.
Double red flags are flying again on Navarre Beach. The beach is closed to swimming.
Navarre Beach Pier is closed today and possibly tomorrow due to safety concerns.
Panhandle Butterfly House is closed for the remainder of the week.
All county offices are open today.
The county's public works department has sand available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the following locations:
The corner of Citrus and Leisure Street in Holley by the Sea
Tiger Point Park in Gulf Breeze
Pace Fire-Rescue in Pace
The corner of Pine Forest Road and Carroll Road in Milton
Bring your own sandbags and shovel. Bags can be purchased for less than 50 cents a piece at Lowe's or Hall's Hardware. For more information on how to make and use sandbags, visit the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (www.flash.org).
For more information on current weather events, visit www.weather.gov/mob. Sign up for local weather and other disaster alerts at www.alertsantarosa.com. For information on preparing for disasters, visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency or pick up the latest disaster guide at any Santa Rosa County office and your local grocery store.
An update will be sent in the afternoon. For more frequent updates, visit our website, www.santarosa.fl.gov. Road and bridge closures are posted as they are confirmed.