NEWS FIVE HAS TEAM WEATHER COVERAGE YOU CAN COUNT ON CAMERON EDGEWORTH IS IN MOBILE AND BRYANT CLERKLEY IS IN CANTONMENT. WE’LL BEGIN OUR TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT IN MOBILE. CAMERON JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SALVATION ARMY IN MOBILE. HOW ARE THEY GEARING UP TO HANDLE THE COLD? RESIDENTS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA ARE PREPARING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF WINTER WEATHER… NEWS FIVE’S BRYANT CLERKLEY IS AT THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT IN CANTONMENT TO TELL YOU HOW THEY PLAN TO KEEP YOU SAFE. BRYANT? YES, THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT IS WHERE THE COUNTY KEEPS IT’S SAND TRUCKS….
JUST IN CASE OF SNOW OR ICE…CREWS WILL LAY SAND ON THE ROADWAYS… EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY SAY CREWS ARE ON CALL…. JUST IN CASE THERE’S A WEATHER EMERGENCY. RESIDENTS IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA ARE PREPPING FOR WINTER WEATHER AS WELL. MICHAEL DAW SAYS WINTER WEATHER CAN PARALYZE THE AREA. SOT1 MICHAEL DAW “People here are not use to it at all. We had snowmaggedon a couple years ago, where it iced and I was stuck in my house for like two days because all the bridges were closed, and work was closed.” COLTON MUTH SAYS ANY KIND OF WINTER WEATHER IS ALWAYS A SIGHT TO SEE IN FLORIDA, BUT HE HAS ALL HIS WINTER CLOTHING READY TO GO. COLTON MUTH “LAYERS. I’M FROM THE MIDWEST AND YOU JUST PUT ON LAYERS AND LAYERS.
AND IF YOU GET HOT, TAKE OFF A LAYER BUT YOU JUST KEEP PUTTING IT ON.” PENSACOLA NATIVE ALAN BRADY SAYS HE’S GOING TO STAY OFF THE ROADS IF WE GET WINTER WEATHER. SOT3 ALAN BRADY “Well down here I think the biggest problem is, they’re not equipped for it. They don’t have the salt or the road equipment to clear the roads, if you actually do get a significant snow fall. And I think people don’t really know how to drive in it.
That’s the biggest problem.” OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL MAKE EMERGENCY DECISIONS AS THE WEATHER COMES.. SO FOR NOW SIT BACK AND STAY WARM. .
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