The City of Destin is closely monitoring Hurricane Michael and is in coordination with Okaloosa County Emergency Management regarding the storm that is expected to arrive Wednesday. Currently, city staff is securing public property in anticipation of hurricane impacts to Destin. It is still too early to predict the severity of the storm; however, it is advised that the public begin taking precautions.
Now is the time to secure homes and private property. Do not cut branches or stack items by the road as they can become projectiles in high wind situations. Now is also the time to stock up on supplies and discuss family emergency plans. Please refer to the city’s Hurricane Information Guide for detailed information about what to do before, during and after a storm.
Sandbags: sand is available for city residents at the city’s public works compound (3949 Commons Dr.) and a limited supply of sandbags are available while they last. Sandbags can also be purchased a local hardware stores.
Garbage and yard debris: regular schedules will be kept for bulk items (Monday), garbage/recycling (Tuesday and Friday) and yard waste (Friday). Remember, do not place limbs or other yard waste items by the road prior to the storm that is expected to arrive mid-week.
Stay tuned to the city’s Facebook Page (City of Destin Government), www.cityofdestin.com, and the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners Facebook page for updates.
Get official weather updates from the National Weather Service.