Just before 6pm on Monday night, the City of Destin declared a Local State of Emergency, which was signed and executed by the Destin City Manager, Lance Johnson, and will be ratified by the Destin City Council.
Due to Hurricane Sally and the inevitable inclement weather, the City of Destin will also close all city facilities to the public on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020.
Essential field personnel will remain available to the public, according to the press release.
All outdoor recreational activities at Morgan Sports Center are suspended this week and the Kids Club program at the Destin Community Center will follow the same protocols as the Okaloosa County School District.
Double red flags are flying at all city operated beach parks and will remain in effect until further notice. With the anticipation of high surf and strong winds, all city operated accessways and water-based parks will close tonight, and they will remain closed until the severe weather passes.
Due to potential impacts of coastal flooding, sand is still available to the public at the City of Destin Public Services Maintenance Facility located at 3949 Commons Drive. The city will provide sandbags on a first come, first serve basis. You will need to bring your own bags and shovels.