TROPICAL STORM IRMA LEAVES MINIMAL IMPACT ON PANAMA CITY BEACH

 Panama City Beach’s “Chasin’ the Sun” TV Show Honored at 38th Annual Telly Awards PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017 – Tropical Storm Irma passed through Panama City Beach yesterday, leaving minimal impact. The beaches, golf courses, attractions and accommodations are open and travelers are encouraged to continue their plans for September vacations. The current forecast for the next few days is sunny in the low 80s. Local tourism officials are streaming Facebook Live accounts of area beaches and the destination’s webcam, www.visitpanamacitybeach.comis operating, per usual.

            The 28th Annual Lobster Festival and Tournament will take place Sept. 25- Oct. 1, giving divers the opportunity to compete while visitors enjoy dozens of lobster dishes. On its heels is the Pirates of the High Seas Festival from Oct. 6-8, offering a weekend of fun-filled adventures including an ensemble of parades and sword-swinging showdowns. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.

“Throughout the weekend, friends and neighbors to the east joined other visitors in Panama City Beach. We wish them all safe travels as they return home,” states Dan Rowe, Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO. “Our hearts go out to those in the Caribbean and Florida who were impacted by Irma as well as residents of South Texas who are still recovering from Harvey.”

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB).

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