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Fire Red Flag Warning
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TO 7 PM EDT WEDNESDAY. * AFFECTED AREA…MUCH OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND PORTIONS OF THE BIG BEND, INCLUDING GULF COUNTY * WIND…SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * HUMIDITY…21-27% * IMPACTS…ANY Read More
Beach Flag Program News
The beach flag program has started back up. Look for the latest flag information on our facebook page at facebook.com/sgcfire or on this website.
From October 12, 2019 to March 7, 2020 we will not be displaying beach safety flags. Stay safe.
Wind and Kayaks
Everyone rejoices when the green or yellow flags are flying. That means there is less chance of a dangerous rip current. Rip currents are created when the surf is up and the water forced to the beach by the waves escapes back out into the gulf. The wind creates the waves. When we have yellow Read More
What is the health threat from wildfire smoke? Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The quantity and length of smoke exposure, as well as your age and Read More
Barrier Dunes Beach Flags
Jim MeElroy and Ken Castrucci of the Barrier Dunes Homeowner’s Association contacted the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department (SGCVFD) requesting support for better signage and posting of surf conditions. With a high volume of rentals in the summer, this area of the north cape is heavily populated with visitors unfamiliar with changing surf. To Read More
Brush Fire at Simmons Bayou
On Monday, April 30, a resident was burning yard debris and the fire got out of control. The fire burned about 20 acres. No structures were involved.
Child Falls From Back of a Pickup Truck on CSB Road
At approximately 5:15 on Friday, January 18, a fifteen-year-old female fell from the back of a pickup truck on Cape San Blas Rd. at Rish Park. The girl suffered abrasion on many parts of her body. She was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart. Florida allows children under 18 to ride in a truck bed Read More