As the sun set on Navarre Beach Tuesday evening, Hurricane Michael is bringing in huge waves and big crowds.
Among the sight-seers at the beach were Bob and Doreen Moeser.
“Some pretty rough waters. It’s impressive, but we’re not getting in,” said Bob & Doreen.
The couple moved to the Panhandle two months ago. Michael is their first hurricane and they plan to ride it out.
“We plan to stay. We’re not in one of the evacuation zones… We’ve got our house locked down… our personal property ready to go in the car, extra fuel and stuff to go if they tell us to leave,” said Bob.
While sustained tropical force winds could require the closure of some bridges, including the Navarre Causeway – the Navarre Beach area is under a voluntary evacuation. However, residents living in mobile homes, campers, or in low-lying areas are recommended to evacuate.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for gas to evacuate – you may be out of luck. Most of the gas stations we passed up in the area were out – the pumps empty, covered, and out of service.
Kasey and Richard Valdivia were using the last bit of sunlight to secure their business – “Vertical Pole Studio.”
“We’re just a little bit nervous because it’s a Category 3… We live on the island so we decided to come over here, get everything boarded up and get everything safe… and we’re just going to ride it out here just in case,” said Kasey.