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Hurricane Irma – Post Storm Update

Hurricane Irma – Post Storm Update

Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 9:45 AM (CT) The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce has created this page to provide updates to local residents, businesses, and visitors coming to our area. Due to the high volume of calls and emails we are receiving, the Beach Chamber wanted to help clear any confusion that some may have about Bay County and the Panama City Beach area. We are open for business and there is minimal to no damage from the storm. Local gas stations are not out of gas, we have power, stores have water, and flooding was extremely limited. The beaches are open but please check the local flag warnings to see if the Gulf water is closed or open before entering. As always, please adhere to any and all state/local authorities. Unfortunately, many other areas in the state of Florida were greatly impacted from the storm. Please help by donating to the Red Cross or volunteer to help.

Previous Information About the Storm:
The most up-to-date HURRICANE IRMA forecast can be found here and the local Panama City Beach Forecast can be found here.

FOR VISITORS, or anyone else looking to book accommodations (around the state) please visit or if you’re coming to the Bay County Area, please select from our Beach Chamber member’s accommodations.

FOR BUSINESSES, visit here for tools, protection plans, insurance/loan information and more. Additional resources can be found here using the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center.

FOR LOCALS, we recommend signing up for Alert Bay to receive notifications of emergencies and other important community news.

LIVE Beach Webcams in Panama City Beach.

-Traffic cameras/conditions in Bay County, Florida available here.
-Attorney General Bondi Activates Price Gouging Hotline: (866)-9-NO-SCAM
-Real Time Traffic Information is available here.
-Division of Emergency Management information available here.

*This page will be updated regularly.