Final Storm Update on Post-Hurricane Nate

October 8, 2017

Final Storm Update on Post-Hurricane Nate

8 a.m. October 8, 2017

Hurricane Nate made landfall overnight near Biloxi, Mississippi, and the City of Orange Beach is open and clear.

  • All major roads are clear and open.
  • As of 7 a.m., there was still some flooding on roads around Boggy Point on Marina Road and Jubilee Point, but those waters are expected to recede later this morning.
  • There is minor damage such as trees down and piers impacted.
  • Beach erosion has occurred but Gulf waters stayed south of coastal construction lines and south of the dunes for the most part.
  • Seawall Park at Alabama Point fared very well with minimal erosion.
  • Baldwin EMC crews are working on limited power outages around the city this morning.
  • We expect most businesses to be reopened and operating as normal by noon.
  • Tourists checking in should see minor impacts other than a slightly eroded beach.
  • Rough surf continues and waters remain closed to swimming at this time.
  • City offices and facilities will resume normal business hours on Monday.

Mayor Tony Kennon and city leaders appreciate all who abided by the curfew Saturday night, which greatly aided in public safety and reducing traffic related issues due to inclement weather conditions. We appreciate our business community that followed guidance to close early, allowing employees to travel safely home before conditions deteriorated.

We also appreciate City of Orange Beach Employees who worked diligently this week in Emergency Management roles and duties to keep our city protected and the public safe. Thank you!

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