As of Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Beta is now at the Texas Coast and is moving inland. The storm is expected to then move Northeast and move through central Louisiana, then central-Northern Mississippi.
According to Okaloosa County Emergency Management, Beta will drag with it a plume of tropical moisture which may impact our area with 1-2” of rain through Friday.
“We expect rains from the storm to hit in the latter part of this week,” said Chris Saul, Public Information Officer for Okaloosa County. “We have a lot of tarps and clean up kits available to the public at our points of distribution at the Old Spanish Trail Park in Crestview (Behind the police station) at the NWF Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach.”
Details on what you need to know:
- We’re expecting rain this week: Cover your roofs ASAP if already damaged in order to reduce additional damage to them.
- Points of Distribution Sites open at least for today and tomorrow from 10am-4pm for anyone who needs help.
- Distributing Tarps for roofs, clean-up kits, food, water and other essentials. The county has supplies for about 1,000 families.
- Locations are NWF Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach on Lewis Turner Boulevard and the Old Spanish Trail Park (Behind the PD station in Crestview.)