"This was the first year, in the past couple of years, that we have not had a drowning," said Navarre Beach Safety Chief Austin Turnbull.
Santa Rosa County is cracking down on illegal RVs on Navarre Beach after officials learned of people improperly hooking up to the county's water and sewer systems.
Navarre Beach voters failed to approve a non-binding referendum that would have allowed the department to take steps to becoming a special fire district.
The mega-popular Mobi Mats on Navarre Beach have been removed because Santa Rosa County did not have approval from FDEP to install the mats.
🌀24 Years Ago - Hurricane Opal’s legacy will be devastating storm surge. #Opal destroyed most Gulf facing homes from Navarre Beach to Destin. Opal produced 10-15 ft storm surge from Navarre Beach to Destin & 6-8 ft from Pensacola to Choctawhatchee Bay. 💻
The mats in Navarre Beach that ran almost to the water's edge will no longer be there after the Florida Department of Environmental Protection called the mats an "environmental violation."
Another look at the waterspouts that formed earlier near Navarre Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Photo @RDA297