CVB to Implement Beach Flag Warning via Text Messaging Program

by July 4, 2009 • 1 comment

In a much anticipated endeavor, the Panama City Beach Convention and Vistor’s Bureau has officially implemented a program that will announce beach flag warning updates via text message.

The idea is simple, improve safety through public awareness of the Beach Flag Warning System and to create another avenue for alerting locals and visitors of changing surf conditions. Partnering with the Bay County Sheriffs Office & The City of Panama City Beach Police Department, the text messaging program will alert the registered users of surf conditions, as well as changes in surf conditions that will cause a change of beach flag color.

The text messages will originate from either the Bay County Sheriff’s Office or the City of Panama City Beach Police Department.

Depending on the current surf conditions, the text message will include similar information to the examples listed below.

· Sheriff’s Office report: GREEN flags on COUNTY beaches

· Beach Police report: GREEN flags on CITY beaches

The text messaging program will complement other elements of Panama City Beach’s beach safety public awareness campaign which includes flying aerial billboards during double-red flag conditions, conspicuously displaying signs inside each rentable lodging unit along Panama City Beach, posting signs explaining the flag colors at every public beach access points, and public service announcements on billboards and on various media including radio and television.

If you would like to register your cell phone number to begin receiving these updates, please email your First Name, Last Name, Cell Phone Number (Including Area Code)and Email Address to

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1 Michelle Cochran June 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

Please include me in your beach flag warning daily updates.
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