High surf churned up by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey has closed the waters off all local beaches.
By Wednesday afternoon, double red flags were flying at public beaches in Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties.
Officials said they are monitoring beach conditions closely to determine when to allow beachgoers to reenter the water.
"Due to the current dangerous high surf and rip tide conditions, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Destin Fire Beach Safety, and Okaloosa County Beach Safety have made the decision to fly double red beach warning flags on Okaloosa County beaches," read the late afternoon alert from Okaloosa County. "At this time, all beach goers, even strong swimmers, are advised to stay out of the water."
The hurricane, which made landfall nearly a week ago in Texas, has brought heavy rain to Northwest Florida, in addition to dangerous surf conditions.