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18 Facts About Pensacola
Pensacola received only a glancing blow from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, resulting in light to moderate damage reported in the area.
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Pensacola was on the eastern side of the eyewall, which sent a large storm surge into Escambia Bay; this destroyed most of the I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge.
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Apart from the Reform Beth-El, Pensacola is served by the Conservative B'nai Israel Synagogue.
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Naval Air Station Pensacola was the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U S Navy in 1914.
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CWO3 Gary R Schuetz Memorial Health Clinic is at Corry Station, Naval Hospital Pensacola, as is the main Navy Exchange and Defense Commissary Agency commissary complex for both Corry Station and NAS Pensacola.
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Pensacola is home to a number of annual festivals, events, historic tours, and landmarks.
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City of Pensacola utilizes a strong mayor-council form of government, which was adopted in 2011 after citizens voted in 2009 to approve a new city charter.
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The Pensacola area has not supported a Democrat for president since John F Kennedy in 1960.
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Pensacola is currently represented in the U S House of Representatives by Matt Gaetz, in the state senate by Doug Broxson, and in the state house by District 2 representative Alex Andrade .
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Public primary and secondary schools in Pensacola are administered by the Escambia County School District.
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Pensacola has a ferry service owned by the National Park Service.
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