Tropical Storm Sally Update – 9 a.m. September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020
Tropical Storm Sally Update – 9 a.m. September 14, 2020

Stay Weather Aware: The City of Orange Beach continues to monitor updates from the National Weather Service related to Tropical Storm Sally in the Gulf that is expected to produce heavy rains, strong winds, and high surf along the Alabama Gulf Coast. The storm is expected to reach hurricane status on Monday before landfall.

The storm is moving west northwest and landfall is expected around the Louisiana-Mississippi state line early Tuesday morning.

  • GULF WATERS ARE CLOSED 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. For a detailed beach report, call 251-981-SURF (7873).
  • A significant risk for flash flooding exists in our area through Thursday with potential rain totals of 15 to 20 inches with locally higher amounts.
  • Coastal flooding is likely with a 4- to 6-foot storm surge expected. Know the elevation of your property; find a floodplain map on the City Website at https://www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/community-dev/floodplain-management.
  • With the expected storm surge, boat owners should take all necessary precautions.
  • 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.
  • Sand and sand bags are available at the gate at the Public Works yard on William Silvers Parkway, going toward the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Sand and sand bags are also available behind City Hall.
  • Due to Tropical Storm Sally, the Planning Commission Work Session and Regular meetings set for September 14 have been rescheduled for Monday, September 21.

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.

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.