Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Red Flag Days

Strong winds from the south are whipping up waves in the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the Panhandle area is under wind advisories, high surf and coastal flood warnings.

Lifeguards patrol the beach area to keep people out of the water, which wouldn't appear to be a problem looking at the surf. Unfortunately, Pensacola Beach had its first drowning since September 2005 last weekend - on a red flag day such as this.

1 comment:

overactive-imagination said...

What moves people to get into the water when it's like this is beyond me. I'm guessing it's usually tourists who have no idea what kind of immense power the ocean wields.

Beautiful pictures by the way. As always.
Dawn from P'cola