Below is a list of cancellations and closures in the Panhandle area.
The Crooked River Lighthouse has rescheduled its Lantern Fest originally set for Saturday evening. The event has been pushed to Sunday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
The Apalachicola National Forest will close at noon on Friday, Oct. 18 until further notice. This closure includes but is not limited to trails, trailheads, picnic areas, campgrounds, dispersed areas and concession areas.
Schooners in Panama City Beach has postponed its Sandcastle and Sand Sculpting Contests originally scheduled for Saturday. All other activities surrounding the 30th annual Lobster Festival are continuing today through Sunday.
The Bay County Haunted Walking Tour has been canceled for Friday. The event is still on for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Friday ticket holders will be rescheduled to Saturday or refunds will be offered. If weather changes, then a cancellation decision will be made Saturday afternoon.
Bay County will open an emergency shelter at Deane Bozeman School beginning at 5 p.m. Friday evening. The shelter will remain open until noon on Saturday.
The FSU Beach Volleyball Tournament has been moved to Sunday, Oct. 20.
Gulf Coast State College has announced after consultation with local and regional emergency services, they will be closed beginning Friday, Oct. 18 at 12 p.m. due to the approaching storm.
Panama City Beach Police has cancelled this year's 2019 Cops n’ Kids event scheduled for Saturday at Frank Brown Park.
Panama City has rescheduled its Cemetery Clean Up scheduled for this weekend. The cleanup has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m.
All Walton County golf courses and libraries will be closed on Saturday.
The Cultural Arts Alliance has postponed its Flutterby Arts Festival until Sunday, Oct 20 at Watersound Origins beginning at 10 a.m.
Walton County School District has cancelled all extracurricular activies on Friday, including football games.
The Dead End Haunted Trail at 512 Cherokee Lane in DeFuniak Springs will not be open Friday, Oct 18 because of the approaching storm.
According to Florida State Parks, overnight facilities at Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park are closed.
One Hopeful Place is opening for people experiencing homelessness to ride out the storm on Friday. One is bus scheduled to leave Sharing & Caring in Fort Walton Beach at 3 p.m.
The Destin Fishing Rodeo is closing on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and will re-open at 2 p.m. Saturday.
An NAACP sponsored town hall meeting in Baker Florida has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 26. It will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at 1288 Washington, Ave. in Baker.
The Arts and Design Society in Fort Walton Beach has rescheduled its Butterfly reception originally set for Friday night. The event has been moved to Friday, Nov.1 at 6 p.m.
Okaloosa County School District has cancelled all extracurricular activies on Friday, including football games. Games have been rescheduled for Monday.
The Niceville Police Department has announced Friday's Boggy Fest festivites have been cancelled. The festival will open on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
The city of Fort Walton Beach has announced that sand for sandbags will be available at the city's maintenance yard located at 116 Hollywood Boulevard SW beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday. Residents should bring their own sandbags and shovel.
The city of Crestview has cancelled all city league soccer games on Saturday.
Santa Rosa County
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Milton has cancelled their revival service on Friday.
Santa Rosa County School District has cancelled all extracurricular activies on Friday, including football games. Games have been rescheduled for Monday.
Santa Rosa County has cancelled its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Amnesty Day that was set for Saturday, October 19.
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