Heavy wind and rain pound Gulf Shores, Orange Beach adds curfew

Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 3:42 PM CDT
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GULF SHORES, Ala. (WBRC) - The City of Orange Beach now has a curfew in place for Tuesday night. The curfew starts at 8:00 p.m. September 15 and ends on September 16.

Heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Sally continue to pound Gulf Shores.

WBRC FOX6 News reporter Josh Gauntt was just a few blocks over from the beach and he started to see flooding around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The water was about ankle deep.

City leaders said it does not take much for streets near the beach to go under water.

Gauntt saw people board up their businesses along Highway 59, saying they’re taking a better safe than sorry approach.

Business owner Jeremy Lee said, “With the track changing somewhat we just think its the best thing to do. We would have prepared a little differently but it seems like everything shifted to the east, so better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”

The big concern in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is obviously the heavy rains and flooding and storm surge. That is something emergency officials will be paying close attention to.

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