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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
From October 12, 2019 to March 7, 2020 we will not be displaying beach safety flags. Stay safe.
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.
Please use this site as a starting point for safety information during your visit to South Gulf County. Some of our primary areas of concern are; We have had several fires start by fireworks. Under Florida law, only sparklers, approved by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, are legal for consumer usage. It is illegal to Read More
Wildland Smoke Dangers
Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. This smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, including: · Coughing · Trouble breathing normally · Stinging eyes · A scratchy throat · Runny nose · Irritated Read More
Meet Emily 1 and 2
EMILY is an Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, basally a floatation device on steroids. She is remote controlled and weighs 25 pounds and can be launched from anywhere. She has the ability to hold four full grown swimmers afloat once she arrives on scene. She travels at bursts of 25mph so it doesn’t take long for Read More