Laws Strengthened for Double-Red Flags Flying on the Beach
*Northwest Florida Daily News | Jim Thompson | Published 7:00 am ET 2/18/21 | Updated 8:53 am ET 2/21/21
SANTA ROSA BEACH — Walton County commissioners are satisfied — for now, anyway — with a change to the county's beach activities ordinance that details what constitutes being in the water when double-red flags are flying on beaches and the surf is closed.
Commissioners last week unanimously approved a number of changes to the ordinance, including a tangential definition of what constitutes being in the water when double-red flags are flying.
The new language replaces an earlier proposed amendment that would have defined being in the water as being knee-deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
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