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07/7/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/7 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Sorry for the camera work in the first few seconds. We filmed today from Destiny by the Sea. The rain has subsided and the weather is gorgeous. There were many people out on the beach and in the water today. It was one of the busiest days of the summer so far. According to NOAA the east end of the oil slick will be in middle Mississippi. Far, Far from our Destin beaches. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApaPRXvyMUs]

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07/6/2010
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Beach Update for 7/6

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The rain is coming down hard at this time. If it clears up we will put up a new video today. Below is the newest forecast from NOAA for July 8. The oil is far west of Destin.

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07/5/2010
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Happy Fourth of July. 7/5 Update

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We are out of the office for the holiday. We will be back on 7/6 with another video. We have been very fortunate as the oil is pushing very far west away from Destin. Here is the latest projection map from NOAA. Click Here to View Map

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07/2/2010
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Beach Update 7/2

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Today is July 2nd. We filmed at 11am in Miramar Beach – at 2 of our rentals: Lune Lac & Caribbean Paradise. After several days of heavy rain from the tropical storm Alex, we have a beautiful, clear day! The water is an amazing teal color and really clear. We went to 3 beaches today and there were absolutely NO TARBALLS washing up! The beaches are beautiful. A lot of people are on the beach and in the water. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6vtI4myBg]

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07/1/2010
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Beach Update 7/1

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It has been raining all day. We will be back (hopefully) on 7/2 with a new video. The forecasts look fantastic with strong east to west winds pushing the oil away from Destin.

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06/30/2010
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Destin Beach Update 6/30 from Five Star Beach Properties

Allyssa Smith Share

Here is the latest video update from Five Star Beach Properties. This video was filmed at approximately 3:00 in Miramar Beach by Lune Lac and Paradis. It’s been raining all day today, but we filmed during a break. We walked a 100 yard stretch of beach. The water was very clear especially after a storm. We saw a total of 3 small tar balls on a 100 yard stretch of beach. We really had to look hard to find them. Hopefully we will see some sun tomorrow! youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef0IPwFaH4Y

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06/28/2010
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Destin Beaches Oil Spill Update 6/28

Allyssa Smith Share

There are NO TAR BALLS or OIL in sight! Today is June 28th. We have filmed in Miramar Beach at about 3pm in front of Seascape (close to Whale’s Tale Restaurant). We have had an overcast day today, with scattered rain all day. The ocean is rough and there is a red flag out. This hasn’t kept people away from the beach or the water, though! The water is a beautiful aqua color and there is almost no June grass visible. There is also NO TAR BALLS or OIL in

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06/25/2010
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Destin Beaches Oil Spill Update 6/25

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Today, June 25th at 9am, we are filming from the Seascape beach in Miramar Beach. It is going to be a beautiful, clear sunny day! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO OIL OR TARBALLS! The water is clear and a perfect temperature. The wind is light making the water very calm….perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, or floating on a raft. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEhZ0apIDxo]

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06/24/2010
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Destin Beaches Oil Spill Update 6/24

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Today is June 24th. We have filmed at Crab Trap / Destiny by the Sea at about 9:30am. It is going to be another clear, very warm day. There have been some small, pebble-sized weathered tar balls that have been spotted. These can be easily removed from the beach. The county is well prepared and have already dispatched beach cleanup crews. All the beaches and water are open. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOASTjfpZWw]

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06/22/2010
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Destin Beaches Oil Spill Update 6/22

Allyssa Smith Share

Filmed at 4pm on 6/22 – Snowdrift Beach Access in Miramar Beach Sorry for the delay, we are having technical issues creating the video, so there are 2 Videos. We have had heavy cloud coverage and some rain today. There is NO Oil and NO Tarballs on the beach or along the water. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNvadOfLb44] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGPyrrThOR8]

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06/21/2010
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Destin Beaches Oil Spill Update 6/21

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Today is June 21st…it is another beautiful, sunny day. We have had perfect weather for at least 3 weeks now. We had a storm late last night that cooled things off just a little bit. The water is cool and refreshing. The winds are in our favor today and for the next several days, from the SE or E. We did not see any oil or tarballs on the beach today. The water is clear, although the storm stirred up the June grass. There are a lot of people on

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06/19/2010
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Destin Oil Spill Update 6/19

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Today, June 19th at noon, we filmed at Dune Allen Beach on Scenic 30a in Santa Rosa Beach…just east of Destin/Miramar Beach. It is a bright, sunny day with a heat index in the upper 90’s. Small clusters of pebble-sized tarballs were spotted in isolated areas. Lots of people are still on the beach and in the water. In an effort to respond quickly, Walton County quickly coordinated clean up efforts and began taking preventative action. Silt fence and geo-tubes are being employed in a small section of beach in

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