Hurricane Sally

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have announced an earlier start for the upcoming oyster harvest that they hope will be even better than last season. 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources approved a Monday start to the season after surveys to check whether Hurricane Sally damaged Mobile Bay reefs came up clear.

APR's Lynn Oldshue


GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama beach communities that are still recovering from Hurricane Sally are warning residents to get ready for Category 4 Hurricane Delta. 

Towns began distributing sandbags and warning boat owners to secure vessels as Gov. Kay Ivey ordered a mandatory evacuation of visitors and tourists from the coast on Tuesday. She signed a state of emergency she said would let officials seek federal aid more quickly if needed later.

APR's Lynn Oldshue


GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's beaches have reopened, but the state's coast is hardly recovered from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month. 

Visitors still have limited options for getting to the sand because so many boardwalks and beach entry points were damaged. And residents in hard-hit Baldwin County are complaining about the response from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast are reopening Friday after Hurricane Sally. 

The cities of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Dauphin Island and Baldwin County announced that all beaches are reopening after Sally slammed into the coast Sept. 16, damaging homes and businesses and sliced the Gulf Shores State Park Pier in half.

News outlets report the beaches will open starting at 6 a.m.


DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Researchers in Alabama say six dolphins found dead in a marsh likely became stranded as Hurricane Sally swept through the area this month. 

APR's Lynn Oldshue


GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Public schools are reopening in an Alabama beach town for the first time since Hurricane Sally hit there nearly two weeks ago. 

Gulf Shores city schools resumed classes Monday, two days ahead of schools in surrounding Baldwin County.


GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's largest beach towns are delaying the reopening of their beaches because the cleanup from Hurricane Sally is taking longer than expected. 

Officials in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach say the beaches won't reopen until Oct. 2 rather than this Saturday as originally planned.

APR's Lynn Oldshue


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in three Alabama counties battered by Hurricane Sally. 

Storm surge and torrential rains swamped Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties when slow-moving Sally made landfall Wednesday on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Two deaths in Alabama were linked to the storm — one drowning and another that occurred during the cleanup.

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Storms continue to form in the Atlantic region, so pet owners should be prepared to keep themselves and their best friends safe.  If that means evacuating to a safer area, it helps to have a plan so you and your furry buddy will have what you need to weather the storm together.


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LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

The power outages continued Friday as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. Two people were reported killed in Alabama.


Hurricane Sally hit the Gulf Shores as a Category 2 storm with winds hitting 105 mph. The Alabama coast is receiving large downpours of rain and storm surges are covering the beaches.

The National Hurricane Center said this will result in dangerous, possibly historic flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi as well as inland on the coast within the upcoming days.

Gulf Coast prepares for Hurricane Sally, 1 month after Laura

Sep 14, 2020

As Hurricane Sally looms over the Gulf Coast, Alabama coastal communities prepare themselves for the brunt of the storm along with the projected outcomes in mind. The system is expected to mainly target Louisiana and Mississippi.

However, the winds and rainfall can still have damaging effects on Alabama’s coast with dozens of inches of rain, high winds, and possible three foot storm surge without the storm stalling, intensifying, and/or drifting our way.