No major damage reported, preparations for Shrimp Fest underway
City officials completed damage assessments throughout the city early this morning and have found no major impacts from Hurricane Nate. Some minor flooding remains on roadways around Little Lagoon including:
- Windmill Ridge Road
- West 8th, 5th, 4th, 3rd Avenues
- Laguna Key subdivision
All public beaches are now open with the exception of Gulf Place at the end of AL-59 which will remain closed to allow for crews to begin preparation and setup for the Annual National Shrimp Festival. Double red flags remain in place due to severe rip currents and surf conditions closing Gulf waters to all swimmers.
Local businesses are expected to resume normal operations today. All City facilities will resume normal business hours beginning Monday morning.
Mayor Craft and City leaders would like to extend a sincere appreciation to all residents, visitors and businesses who complied with the curfew Saturday night. This cooperation significantly aided public safety efforts, minimized traffic-related issues and, most importantly, kept our community out of harms way.
This will conclude updates related to Hurricane Nate from the City of Gulf Shores.