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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

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Wildfire Smoke

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

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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

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Travel Trailer Fire

About 2:15 am on 11/28/18, renters in a house in the 5000 block of Cape San Blas Rd. reported that a Airstream travel trailer parked nearby exploded and was in flames.   We responded, along with Port St. Joe Fire Department.  The trailer was totally destroyed and the woods nearby were in flames.  All was extinguished Read More