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Hurricane Michael Updates


We have assessed all properties and we are open for business. If you are arriving today, our main office is open and accepting check-ins.  

If you'd like to book your next Destin vacation, you can also do so online



According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane on Wednesday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds reached 150 mph. 

Gulf Power is reporting 119 outages affecting 11,498 customers throughout their coverage area. Access to the beaches is restricted.

Emergency response and damage assessment is currently underway.


If you are scheduled to arrive today, Thursday, Oct. 11, a member of the Newman-Dailey team will be contacting you regarding your arrival once an assessment of your vacation rental is complete. Our offices re-opened on Friday, Oct. 12.

 At this time, the flag system remains on double red flags and the water is closed for swimming due to dangerous rip currents.  

Travel insurance information will be posted and our team will begin contacting guests impacted by the storm regarding any interuption in your stay. 

For the latest local updates, please visit the Walton County Emergency Management website (for guests staying in Santa Rosa Beach and Miramar Beach rentals) or the City of Destin website (for guests staying in Crystal Beach and Destin vacation rentals).  In addition, Walton County Emergency Management Facebook page is another source for destination updates and information related to the storm.


 Click here for updates on beach conditions and the flag warning system to know when it is safe to resume water activities. 

We will update this blog as we receive news and informormation regarding the storm. To reschedule your arrival, please call our office at (800) 225-7652. 

Published on Monday, October 8, 2018