TS Karen Update:
TS Karen was a “No Show” in the Destin area and was not anything but a rain event. Destin got approximately 2 inches of rain and wind gusts to 26 mph. The Gulf was a rough and the surf a little higher than normal. However, the beaches faired well. Although the rains did not come until Sunday, Oct. 6, the Seafood Festival was cancelled.
Released October 3, 2013
The Destin Seafood Festival scheduled for Oct. 4-6, 2013 has been cancelled due to the approaching Tropical Storm Karen. Thursday morning the storm was upgraded to a “Tropical Storm” and will likely make land fall along the Florida Panhandle late Saturday or early Sunday. Please refer to any of the following links to get updates and to determine what action you should take. At this point forecasts of high surf and an abundance of rain are predicted for our area. Refer to the HIIA website for the numbers of street captains (click here). In event of emergencies, contact Manuel Vargas, Association Manager (cell 850-687-2288) or Guy Tadlock, President (cell 334-728-0091).