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Orange Beach posts double red flags due to shark sightings
Several shark sightings around Orange Beach have prompted officials to put up double red flags.
The flags are up just east of Alabama Point.
This isn't something we see too often. People are used to seeing a single red flag or even a purple flag indicating dangerous marine life, but the double red flags mean no one is allowed in the water.
This started over the weekend when several sharks were spotted.
Now this is the gulf and sharks are always in the water, but officials say they're seeing large groups of them.
They believe the reason is because people are throwing fish carcasses in the water, that is what's attracting these sharks.
As far as when they expect to take down the double red flags, there's no telling.
Officials will wait until they don't see any sharks around.
There are areas of Orange Beach and Perdido Key where there's a yellow flag, but officials are warning people to be extra cautious.