The Resort Collection staff is actively monitoring tropical storm Isaac in the Gulf this week. We know many of our guests and owners have a lot of questions about what this storm could mean for our properties, and we want to keep you up to date on everything that’s going on. Please feel free to direct any questions your have to our Facebook page or comments on this blog and we will do our very best to answer them quickly and efficiently!
As of now, Isaac is projected to land well west of Panama City Beach, but we are still expected to receive heavy rainfall and tropical storm force winds, probably beginning Tuesday late afternoon.
Here are some things you may need to know. You can get more information from Panama City Beach news outlets such as NWFDailyNews.com, PCBDaily.com, NewsHerald.com, and The National Weather Service’s webstie, Weather.gov.
- The storm entered the Gulf of Mexico Sunday and is expected to gain strength before making landfall as a hurricane Wednesday somewhere from the Louisiana coast to the western Florida Panhandle.
- The National Hurricane Center predicts Isaac will grow to a Category 1 hurricane.
- A tropical storm warning is in effect for coastal portions of counties in the Panhandle, including Bay, Walton, Gulf, Franklin and Okaloosa. A hurricane warning is in effect for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
- The National Weather Service in Tallahassee forecast on Monday morning called for 7 to 9 inches of rain between Monday and Friday, with the weather expected to clear by Friday. Storm tide of 3 to 5 feeet is expected along the coast, and tropical storm-force winds and a few tornadoes are possible, mostly along the coast.
- Flooding and power outages could occur in our area.
- Walton County has closed their schools Monday and Tuesday, however Bay County District Schools will be in session as normal with the exception of Deane Bozeman School, which will be closed. Bozeman functions as a special needs shelter during inclement weather periods.
For our owners and guests, or for information concerning deposit refunds:
- You can contact The Resort Collection directly at (850) 276-7085 or (877) 278-0544.