Know the Colors & Teach Them to Others
The water conditions in the Gulf of Mexico can change at any time, leaving the most experienced swimmers struggling to return to shore. It is extremely important for beachgoers to not only pay attention to the colors of the flags, but to know what each of them mean. And remember, when double-red flags are flying, that means the water is closed to the public and you can face up to a $500 fine or jail time for entering the water. Stay alert, help educate others, and have fun on the beach!
To make flag safety awareness more fun for children, we have created some tools to help teach kids the meaning of each of the flags. Encourage your children to understand beach safety and go over these activites with them to make sure they fully understand.