Walton makes precautions for weaker storm

Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 05:33 PM.

Preston said what this means to the ordinary citizen is the county is asking them to voluntarily pay attention to the weather and trajectories of the approaching storms. If you are in a low-lying area that is subject to flooding, take precautions by going to higher ground, Preston advised.

He expected double red flags to be posted on beaches later Friday afternoon, indicating the Gulf of Mexico is closed to swimming. People who enter the water could be ticketed.

As for whether South Walton's temporary fix to 30A can endure the storm, Preston said that “is a good question” which he does not know the answer to.

"It just all depends on where the storm makes landfall," he said.


CORRECTION: This story originally stated that the county had declared a "voluntary evacuation order." The BCC authorized Joe Preston to declare the order but has taken no direct action.

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