Single Red Flags at Beaches After Day of Seeing Double

Single Red Flags at Beaches After Day of Seeing Double

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Beaches have been empty most of the day. We usually don't see them this empty unless there is a tropical disturbance out there but take a look at the Gulf of Mexico and you can see why nobody is at the beach today.

"This is like deserted ghost town never been to the beach like that ever."

A different look to a beach that was packed on the fourth of July. Now, only seagulls and a few sightseers that may be protected from the rain but not the lightning.

"Very, very pretty even though it's wavy and windy," says Stormi Lewis.

The waves and wind are the reason, for the second time this summer, the waters are closed, too dangerous for anyone.

"Our guests are heeding the warning and that's what we want," says head lifeguard in Gulf Shores, Scott Smothers. But not everyone is listening.

"We got in, shhh don't tell anyone," says Aimee Kelly. "Actually that's why we came up because we saw the police and I said, we might fixin to get in trouble so lets go back."

Rough surf kept lifeguards busy yesterday. "We had two actual rescues, we had three or four assists and we had some major medical that was due to the surf," says Smothers.

Not even lifeguards are on the beach today but they are staged close by, just in case.

Baldwin County EMA director Mitchell Sims say they were very pro-active with this system and so far it seems to be paying off.

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