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The City of Gulf Shores is monitoring Tropical Depression 16. City officials urge residents to get a hurricane preparedness plan in place if they haven’t already done so. There is a short window of preparation due to the speed at which the storm is moving. For resources to create your personal preparedness plan visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/safe.The most likely time of arrival of tropical storm force winds for the Gulf Coast is late Saturday into early Sunday morning. However, tropical storm force winds could arrive to the coast as early as Saturday evening. Tropical Depression 16 is projected to move north into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend and potentially strengthen into a hurricane. It's likely to become Tropical Storm Nate later today.
Public Works and Facilities crews will continue to be out prior to any weather events as part of normal precautionary operations. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as they become available.
Please keep in mind the following:
Gulf Shores residents should have already received a hurricane re-entry decal for their vehicle. Business may also purchase re-entry placards. In the event of an emergency where areas of Gulf Shores are evacuated, these decals serve to identify those who should be allowed into restricted area(s) at the appropriate time. Re-entry decals can be obtained by residents at City Hall 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.Anyone wishing to obtain a re-entry decal must show proof of residency or property ownership in the form of a deed, lease or utility bill along with a valid driver’s license for identification.In accordance to the City of Gulf Shores Resolution 5642-16, once a Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Gulf Shores Area, re-entry decals are no longer distributed to any residents, businesses or other entities.
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