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Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft has issued a local State of Emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Nate. The storm is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane somewhere along the Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Coast late Saturday or during the early morning hours Sunday.
All residents are urged to have an emergency plan in place and should complete all final preparations overnight Friday as weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly during the day Saturday.
The City of Gulf Shores, in conjunction with the City of Orange Beach, will enforce a mandatory curfew beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday. This curfew is in place for the safety of citizens due to expected hurricane-force winds during this time. All vehicles should stay off of roadways until the curfew has expired. Local businesses are asked to prepare and adjust for proper closing times to allow for employees to return home safely before the curfew begins.
Beginning Saturday, the following areas will be closed to the public until further notice:
Safety steps to consider:
City officials will continue to actively monitor developments with Tropical Storm Nate and will provide updates as they are available. Visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/NotifyMe and sign up to receive text or email alerts with the latest updates from the City of Gulf Shores.