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Posted on: August 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of Destin Signs State of Civil Emergency in Response to Tropical Storm Fred


Destin, Fla. – This afternoon, Destin City Manager Lance Johnson, declared a State of Civil Emergency due to the expected impact of Tropical Storm Fred on the city. This will allow the city to take actions to protect the public and to apply for reimbursement of expenses incurred during our efforts to protect life and property related to this storm event. This declaration will be on the next Council meeting agenda for the Council to ratify. The Destin City Council meeting slated for Monday, August 16th, has been postponed until Thursday, August 19th at 6 p.m.  

All city facilities are closed and will remain closed to the public tomorrow (Monday, August 16th). All after school activities scheduled for August 16th are cancelled and all city outdoor activities are cancelled until further notice. The city is at minimum staffing levels with adequate essential personnel on-duty and/or on-call to respond to most situations. Currently, Waste Management is planning on running their normal routes Monday and Tuesday. Staff will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Fred, continue to work with our community partners and continue to share timely safety information with the public. We ask the public to continue to monitor the city’s Facebook page and the city’s website at for updates. 

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