Subtropical Storm Alberto packed a softer punch than originally thought when it hit the area on Monday, according to local officials.
"Everything looks great," said city spokesperson Doug Rainer. "The storm surge was minimal and there were no reports from park crews about any beach-related issues."
The recently completed Norriego Point stabilization project held up well throughout the heavy rain and wind.
"Norriego Point was stabilized for this very reason," Rainer said.
In Walton County, public information manager Louis Svehla said that very minor erosion was reported in places where the beach was already thin, to include Inlet Beach and Seacrest Beach.
"With the minor storm surge came an enhanced high tide, but it didn't reach any of the walk overs," said Svehla. "It's something that will definitely fix itself."
The storm caused many visitors to cancel their vacation plans over the holiday weekend, but left Okaloosa County largely untouched.
"We take beach erosion very seriously and continually monitor our shores for any signs of problems, but do not believe Alberto left damage behind on Okaloosa Island or Destin," said Okaloosa County public information officer Christopher Saul via email.
Hurricane season officially started on June 1. Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County's emergency management coordinator, said that this year's hurricane season is predicted to be similar to last year's and could be even more intense when it comes to the number and strength of storms.