Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft gives weather update

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Posted 8/24/20

Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft released the following weather update Sunday, Aug. 23, on the City of Gulf Shores Facebook page.

“At this time Gulf Shores is under a Tropical Storm Watch and …

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Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft gives weather update

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Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft released the following weather update Sunday, Aug. 23, on the City of Gulf Shores Facebook page.

“At this time Gulf Shores is under a Tropical Storm Watch and the anticipated impacts to our coastal area will be high surf, dangerous rip currents, rainfall and periodic wind gusts starting as early as Monday morning.

We are also under a coastal flood advisory, this advisory replaces the Storm Surge Watch that was issued previously. We may see up to 4-6” of rain in our coastal areas. For those living in low lying areas that are typically prone to inland flooding, please be prepared to see potential impacts next week. These areas include but are not limited to the following:

- Windmill Ridge Road

- Hwy 182

- Creekview Drive

- West 3rd Ave.

- West 4th Ave.

- West 5th Ave.

- West 6th Ave.

- West 8th Ave.

- Hwy 59 between Waterville and Bayou Village Bridge

- Sunrise Drive

- Minnow Lane

- West Lagoon Ave.

- Sunset Drive

- Brigadoon Trail

- Lagoon Winds Drive

In addition, rip currents and high surf will persist for several days. Please recognize the life-threatening risk of entering the waters of the Gulf of Mexico due to the presence of dangerous rip currents caused by the approaching storm. The surf flag warning system should be monitored closely.

City of Gulf Shores officials and administration are continuing to monitor the storms and will provide any additional updates as they become available. Stay safe.”