Storm Update - Tropical Storm Barry

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 to swimmers beginning today - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - with double red flags flying due to life-threatening rip currents and surf conditions. Extremely dangerous conditions in the Gulf are expected to persist for a few days. The beaches remain open but swimming is strictly prohibited. For a detailed beach report, call 251-981-SURF (7873).
  • An elevated risk for flash flooding exists in our area through Sunday with potential rain totals of 5 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts.
  • Minor coastal flooding is possible mainly during high tide through late weekend with up to 3 feet of inundation.
  • Residents and local property owners are encouraged to secure all outside items around their properties, such as patio furniture, umbrellas, awnings, and trash/recycling receptacles.

For more information, call the City of Orange Beach Info Line at 251-980-INFO (4636). For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to check the National Weather Service for the most current weather information at www.weather.gov/mob. Additional city information can be found at www.orangebeachal.gov.