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2014 Flooding Road Collapse

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:

Completed Projects by Commission Districts

District 1 - 31 projects=$7.3 M

  • Bell Ridge Pond
  • Bellview Zone Ponds
  • Beulah Helms
  • Beulah Road
  • Blue Springs/Crescent Lake
  • Brownsville Pond, Glynn Key & Talladega
  • Chimney Pines
  • Constantine Drive
  • Crescent Lake Outfalls
  • Crescent Lake Dam Repairs
  • Crowne Point Road
  • Crystal Creek Subdivision
  • East Shore Drainage
  • Eight Mile Creek Road
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Emergency Bridge Inspections & Repairs
  • Ferlon Avenue
  • Galvin Avenue
  • Huntsville Avenue
  • Marcus Pointe
  • Marlene Drive
  • Mers Lane
  • Millview Estates
  • North Crow Road
  • Pavement Rehab – Beulah School Road
  • Pavement Rehab – Bay Oaks Drive
  • Saufley Pines Road
  • Southbay
  • Viver Nell
  • Wilde Lake Boulevard
  • Woodridge Manor

District 2  - 30 projects=$5.4 M

  • Almax Court & North 52nd Avenue
  • Atlanta & Augusta Bridges
  • Bauer at Judd
  • Bauer at Weekley
  • Chanticleer Drive
  • Colonade Circle & Devonshire Circle
  • Dogtrack Road
  • Emerald Shores
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Emergency Bridge Inspections & Repairs
  • Gulf Beach Highway
  • Idlewood Drive
  • Jackson Lakes Box Culvert
  • Jackson Lakes Maintenance Yard
  • Jones Creek
  • Lake Charlene Road
  • Laramie Drive
  • Maggies Ditch & Patton Lane
  • Myrtle Grove Athletic
  • North Loop Road
  • Pavement Rehab – Templeton
  • Pavement Rehab – Bay Oaks Drive
  • Prieto Drive
  • Quigley Road
  • Redwood Circle
  • Sanchez Lane
  • Seaglades North Road
  • South Old Corry Field Road Temporary Bridge
  • Warrington & Myrtle Grove Zone Ponds (4 Sites)
  • Winthrop West

District 3 - 12 projects=$574,000

  • 1300 Johnson Avenue
  • 1997 West Detroit Boulevard
  • Bridgedale Road
  • Crystal Wells Outfall Pipe
  • Emergency Bridge Inspections & Repair
  • Ensley Ponds Kelly Avenue
  • Newcastle (Bush)
  • Newcastle Green Pit Pond (Abbington)
  • Rolling Hills Road
  • West Detroit at Bridge
  • Pavement Rehab – Basin Street/Creekside Court
  • Sparrow Lane
Newcastle Way Before
Newcastle Way After

District 4  - 11 projects = $3.6 M

  • Addison Drive (2)
  • Cypress Point & Glynn Broc Gully
  • East Johnson Avenue Culvert
  • Emergency Bridge Inspections & repair
  • Ensley Ponds
  • Gatewood Ditch
  • Johnson Avenue Culvert
  • Northpointe Circle Culvert
  • Olive Gully
  • Olive Road Drainage
  • Smith’s Fish Camp Road
Gatewood Ditch Before
Gatewood Ditch After

District 5  - 24 projects=$5.6 M

  • Alysheba Drive
  • Ashford-Turnberry Ponds (2)
  • Calvin and Rhonda
  • Copper Forrest Drive & Man O-War
  • CR297A at Ditches
  • CR297A at Box Culvert
  • Devine Farm Road
  • Emergency Bridge Inspections & Repair
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Gonzalez Zones (4 sites)
  • Gonzalez Zone Ponds (12)
  • Green Hills Road
  • Guidy Lane Bridge
  • Hillview Drive East
  • Magnolia Lakes
  • Meadowbrook
  • Pavement Rehab – Rosedown
  • Ponderosa Drive Pond
  • Stillbrook Bridge Repair
  • Swamphouse Road
  • Tecumseh/ Clear Creek Farms
  • Ten Mile Creek East Structure Repair
  • Water Oaks
  • Pavement Rehab – Basin Street/Creekside Court

Projects Remaining

There are eight projects totaling $21 million remaining. Of that amount, $18.4 million is expected to be reimbursable costs from federal and state agencies and $2.6 million in local option sales tax.


Projects anticipated to be completed in 2018:

  • Shadow Grove Subdivision Drainage Improvements - FEMA
  • Mayfair/Algiers Drainage Improvements - LOST


Projects anticipated to be completed in 2019 or later:

  • Willowbrook Lake Dam - LOST
  • Delano Street Area Drainage Improvements - HMGP 
  • Lake Charlene Area Drainage Improvements - HMGP 
  • Bristol Park Area Improvements - HMGP 
  • Pin Oak Lane Drainage Improvements - HMGP 
  • Global Match – Beach Haven NE Phase I - HMGP 
     

Additional projects and grants to address other flooded areas:
 

  • RESTORE Projects Awaiting Funding Award
    • Beach Haven Sewer, Drainage and Stream/Wetland Restoration
    • Dog Track South – Coral Creek – Mariners Village Stream Restoration
    • Harold Avenue & Barnes Road Drainage & Stream/Wetland Restoration
    • 8-Mile Creek Regional Pond & Stream/Wetland Restoration
    • 11-Mile Creek Regional Pond & Drainage at Roberts Road
    • 10-Mile Creek Regional Pond, Drainage & Stream/Wetland Restoration at Stefani Road
    • 11-Mile Creek Floodplain & Wetland Restoration at CR 297A – Bristol Park/Creek – Devine Farms Road
  • RESTORE-NFWF Projects
    • Beach Haven Drainage & Sanitary Improvements - under construction
    • Jones Creek Wetland/Floodplain Restoration - in design phase
    • Jackson Creek Wetland/Floodplain Restoration - in design phase
  • Amendment-NWFWMD Projects
    • Blue Springs at Clearwater Stormwater Improvements - awaiting funding
    • Idlewood Drive Drainage & Water Quality Improvements - complete
    • South Dog Track Road – Coral Creek – Mariners Village – Hampton Lakes Stream/Wetland Restoration Pond - awaiting funding
    • Sydney Road Water Quality & Pond - awaiting funding
  • FDEP 319 Projects
    • Bayou Chico Stormwater Retrofit Projects - in design phase
    • Stormwater Pond at Beach Haven Northeast Phase 1 - under construction