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July 12, 2019
Forecast cone for Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico at 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

The City of Orange Beach continues to monitor updates from the National Weather Service related to Tropical Storm Barry [upgraded to Hurricane Barry on Saturday] and its expected landfall on the central coast of Louisiana on Saturday.

  • Double red flags continue to fly on the Alabama Gulf Coast with high surf and life-threatening rip currents....
July 11, 2019
Forecast cone for Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019 

The City of Orange Beach is monitoring updates from the National Weather Service related to Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf that is expected to produce heavy rains, windy conditions and high surf along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

The storm is slowly moving westward and is expected to impact the central coast of Louisiana on Saturday.

  • GULF WATERS ARE CLOSED...
July 10, 2019
Sports Commission recognized by Orange Beach City Council

The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission and Michelle Russ, director of sales for the Sports Commission, were recognized by the Orange Beach City Council during the council meeting on Tuesday, July 9th. 

The recognition highlights recent awards. In May, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), now rebranded as the Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports...

July 10, 2019
Thomas Martin and Robert Woodward recognized by Orange Beach Fire Department. From left are Interim Chief Mike Kimmerling, Robert Woodward, Mayor Tony Kennon and Thomas Martin.

Orange Beach Interim Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling recognized two young men during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 9th for their actions during a recent house fire. 

“Mayor and council this is a great honor for us tonight to present a couple of letters of commendation to two young men who made a big difference to our community,” Chief Kimmerling said. “I think anytime we can...

July 9, 2019
Collage of photos of teens working as part of the City of Orange Beach's 2019 summer youth work program

In its second year, the City of Orange Beach’s summer youth work program for 14- and 15-year-olds is seeing positive results as young teens learn life skills. 

The program has 30 teens helping seven City departments this summer.

Leading up to the program’s launch last year, Mayor Tony Kennon said, “We wanted to find ways to get these students working to build a stronger work...