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  • AIR QUALITY HEALTH ALERT: Issued by Florida Department Of Health Escambia County

    07/22/14 20:23:55

    From the Florida Department of Health Escambia County: Effective immediately, in response to air quality monitoring, the FDOH-Escambia is issuing a health alert for the area surrounding the Wedgewood Community Center and the Rolling Hill Construction and Demolition Landfill in Escambia County, Florida. Click here


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WEAR - Search Results

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Dog Track rescue


A lot of survival stories coming out of this flooding emergency.

Channel 3's Kavontae Smalls brings us one from Dog Track road in Escambia County.
"I just got to say, if you ever see a sinkhole, it is no fun."

Cheryl Skipworth says she knows all about washouts after her experience.
In fact, she was trapped for nearly an hour.

Early Wednesday morning, she was on her way to work.
Then she noticed something different about the road.

Cheryl Skipworth, "I get to about this point, noticed there was no road, stepped on the brake too late and the front wheels went off the edge and into the water I went"

A portion of Dog Track road was washed out.

Once inside the hole left behind, Cheryl noticed two other vehicles were also stuck.

This jeep went over the edge first, followed by a truck.
Everyone survived the fall.

After being stuck in her car for 45 minutes, Cheryl was finally rescued.

"Fire vehicles showed up, wrapped a rope around me and I walked across my vehicle to the jeep, to the orange pipe, and to land."

Though the experience was life threatening.
Cheryl managed to keep a level head and even crack a smile.

"I did not panic, but I put on my emergency brake, in the water (laughs) I don't know why."