Blue Water Bay is just outside of the popular resort town of Destin, Florida, on the other side of the Midbay Bridge.
In a strange twist, the area was mostly spared by Dennis though it was only some forty miles from the eye wall.
During the worst of the storm, locals got high wind gusts with thin grey clouds, but no rain, no thunder, no lightning, no tornadoes. Residents said they were “pretty lucky and really grateful.
The Midbay Bridge connecting Blue Water Bay to the mainland was still closed last night. To find out when authorities will open it again, you can contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.