“This event will significantly affect court operations across the circuit, impacting courts in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties for an extended period,” Watson said in a state released Monday morning. “This event has the potential to disrupt email and phone service.”
Watson said the circuit is prioritizing and conducting essential court proceedings but may cancel and reschedule other proceedings and pause related operations for several days. Judges in the four counties will contact litigants and attorneys regarding any hearings scheduled to be held the week of October 2-6. All court facilities remain open at this time.