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09/13/2010
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Why Destin’s Beaches are so perfect

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Why are Destin’s beaches so perfect? 3 simple reasons can sum it up. Destin, Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the U.S. Located in the Florida panhandle, Destin’s beaches have consistently been ranked in the top 3 drive to destinations in the country. Reason # 1 The emerald green waters during the spring and summer months. This stretch of the Florida panhandle has been coined the “Emerald Coast” for good reason. The water is so clear that you can see directly to the bottom in most

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08/31/2010
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Average Destin Weather

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Month Highs Lows Precip. Jan 61° 37° 5.80 in. Feb 65° 40° 5.39 in. Mar 71° 46° 6.52 in. Apr 78° 51° 4.26 in. May 84° 60° 4.32 in. Jun 90° 68° 6.08 in. Jul 91° 71° 9.40 in. Aug 91° 71° 6.91 in. Sep 88° 66° 6.72 in. Oct 80° 54° 4.53 in. Nov 72° 46° 4.70 in. Dec 64° 39° 4.57 in. This blog is meant to be a guide for visitors looking to enjoy the Destin area. These are the historical temperature averages for Destin, Florida.

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08/27/2010
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Destin Oil Impact Notices Coming Down

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The Okaloosa County Health Department announced Friday morning it is rescinding all oil impact notices on local beaches. A decision was made after extensive testing of the water and sand indicated that no significant health threats exist, said Dr. Karen Chapman, the director of the county’s health department. “The sampling consistently found that chemicals of concern were below the chronic human health benchmark value,” Chapman said. Read a press release from Okaloosa County about the signs being taken down The signs, which inform beach goers that the beach had been

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08/27/2010
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Obamas Enjoy the Gulf Coast Beaches

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(Reuters) – President Barack Obama went swimming off the coast of Florida on Saturday and declared the Gulf area’s beaches “open for business,” trying to show by example that a region hit by the BP oil spill was safe for tourists to enjoy. Obama, on his fifth visit to the region since BP Plc’s deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico ruptured in April, pledged to restore the economy and the environment in the aftermath of the world’s worst offshore oil spill. “Oil is no longer flowing into the Gulf,

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07/27/2010
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Surface Oil in Gulf Beginning to Clear

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From The Air, Gulf Oil Slick Seems To Be Clearing by NPR Staff NPR – July 27, 2010 All that crude oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s blown-out well looks like it may be dissipating. NPR’s Jamie Tarabay accompanied the U.S. Coast Guard on a flight over the area, and saw less oil on the surface. “Much of what remains in and around the site of the Deepwater Horizon, that exploded and sank on April 20, is a lighter, glossier sheen of oil,” Tarabay reports.

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07/20/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/20 from Five Star Beach Properties

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It is a clear, hot day in Destin today! We’re filming on the beach in Destin. There are no signs of tarballs or oil on the beach! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMbgy5yJ7wA]

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07/16/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/16 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Today is Friday, July 16th. We have filmed from our Hollywood rental in Miramar Beach. The water is beautiful with no signs of tarballs or oil. We are outside of the NOAA oil trajectory forecast at this point. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Z_5U-1_M0]

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07/14/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/14 from Five Star Beach Properties

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Another hot and sunny day in Destin, Florida. We filmed from Miramar Beach today between Pompano Joes and Whale’s Tail. The water is crystal clear with no signs of oil or tar balls. Attached is the latest NOAA 72 hr map along with the latest video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuA0jIeHFpU]

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07/13/2010
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Okaloosa County Water Tests 7/12

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Okaloosa County Daily Report July 12, 2010 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is collecting and analyzing water, sediment, and oil samples from Florida’s coastal waters in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These samples are being collected for a variety of purposes. There is a delay from when the samples are collected to when the results are reported due to the time that it takes to deliver the samples to the lab and then analyze the samples. We are striving for a four day turnaround time. Results will

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07/12/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/12 from Five Star Beach Properties

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We filmed today in Destiny by the Sea. The weather is perfect and the sand and water look impeccable. Saw a few BP workers sifting through the sand looking for tar chips, but didn’t seem to be finding anything. Attached is the NOAA map and today’s video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lrct2gsPJ4]

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07/9/2010
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Okaloosa Water Tests 7/8

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Okaloosa County Daily Report July 8, 2010 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is collecting and analyzing water, sediment, and oil samples from Florida’s coastal waters in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. These samples are being collected for a variety of purposes. There is a delay from when the samples are collected to when the results are reported due to the time that it takes to deliver the samples to the lab and then analyze the samples. We are striving for a four day turnaround time. Results will

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07/9/2010
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Destin Beach Update 7/9 from Five Star Beach Properties

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This video was filmed in Destiny by the Sea on 7/9. Weather is beautiful with a high around 90. Very light breeze and the gulf is very calm today. No signs of oil or tar balls. Attached is the latest NOAA trajectory map through 7/11. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DElLc7lfCLU]

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