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Hurricane Hunters investigating what could be next tropical storm | AL.com

September 28, 2016

The Hurricane Hunters on Wednesday morning were investigating a tropical disturbance nearing the Caribbean that could become Tropical Storm Matthew soon.

So far the Hunters found that the disturbance, called Invest 97L for now, had winds of 40-45 mph, which are tropical storm force, according to the National Hurricane Center. They are also looking to see if it has a closed circulation.

via Hurricane Hunters investigating what could be next tropical storm | AL.com.

Tropical Storm Matthew could be named today, forecasters say | AL.com

September 27, 2016

A tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic could become 2016′s next named storm today or tonight, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning.

The disturbance, called Invest 97L for now, was located about 475 miles east-southeast of Barbados Tuesday morning and was moving westward at 15-20 mph.

via Tropical Storm Matthew could be named today, forecasters say | AL.com.

Alabama Beaches Feeling The Effect Of Hermine

September 02, 2016

While Hermine isn’t going to hit our part of the gulf coast head-on, we will still feel some of the storm’s effects at area beaches. Orange Beach saw five to six-foot waves around noon today, and conditions are expected to worsen. Life-threatening rip currents are likely. Red flags are up all along the gulf coast; swimmers are advised to stay out of the water.

via Alabama Beaches Feeling The Effect Of Hermine.

Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI

September 01, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. WPMI — With tropical storm Hermine now in the Gulf waves are making a big splash at Gulf Shores beach.Some plan to brave the waves while others play it safe and soak up sun.

via Red flags at Gulf Shores beach but vacation rentals see increase in bookings | WPMI.

Hermine pushes Labor Day campers west | WEAR

September 01, 2016

For Mike Bailey, camping is only done right when the site is decked out in Alabama swag.

“We haven’t really finished the set up yet, we’re doing two to three things a day,” Bailey said.

He needs the décor, the Roll Tide chairs and the red and white lights all set up before taking part in the traditional camping festivities.

via Hermine pushes Labor Day campers west | WEAR.

Tropical Storm Hermine forecast for north Florida landfall as hurricane | AL.com

September 01, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine picked up speed and maintained its strength on a course for northern Florida on Thursday morning, and forecasters said it could be a hurricane when it comes onshore.

As of 4 a.m. CDT, Tropical Storm Hermine was located about 250 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Fla., according to the National Hurricane Center.

via Tropical Storm Hermine forecast for north Florida landfall as hurricane | AL.com.

Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Rip current warnings are in place from west of Dauphin Island to east of Destin and Miramar Beach, according to the National Weather Service.

The dangerous surf conditions come as the Gulf Coast readies for the arrival of Tropical Depression 9. The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning Wednesday for stretches of the Gulf Coast. The depression – likely to become Tropical Storm Hermine later today – is expected to make landfall Thursday with near hurricane-like strength.

via Tropical Depression 9: Rip currents warnings close water along Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast | AL.com.

Tropical Depression 9 tracks toward Florida; hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings in effect | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Tropical Depression 9 on Wednesday turned north toward Florida, which was peppered with watches and warnings in anticipation of a Thursday landfall.

The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning Wednesday for part of the Gulf Coast, and a hurricane watch was also already in effect.

via Tropical Depression 9 tracks toward Florida; hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings in effect | AL.com.

Tropical wave moves closer to U.S.; could it become Hermine? | AL.com

August 25, 2016

Gaston became a hurricane overnight in the central Atlantic while another potential storm was moving closer to the U.S. on Thursday.

That tropical wave, called Invest 99L, continued to be closely watched on Thursday morning because of its potential path. The system could affect Florida and possibly the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

via Tropical wave moves closer to U.S.; could it become Hermine? | AL.com.

Where will it go? Tropical wave’s path fuels speculation, anxiety | AL.com

August 24, 2016

The Atlantic is about to have its third hurricane of 2016, but it’s a tropical wave that was getting most of the attention on Wednesday morning.

Tropical Storm Gaston was far out in the Atlantic, and no threat to land even as it continued to gain strength.

It’s another disturbance, called Invest 99L for now, that is generating a lot of talk among weather watchers.

via Where will it go? Tropical wave’s path fuels speculation, anxiety | AL.com.

Orange Beach man organizes donation drive for his hometown of Denham Springs | AL.com

August 16, 2016

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaelski couldn’t stand by and watch what was happening in his hometown of Denham Springs, La., in the wake of the recent floods, so he took action. Through a couple of  Facebook posts  and word on the street, Michaelski called upon the people of Orange Beach to rally with him to aid the flood-ravaged Denham Springs.

via Orange Beach man organizes donation drive for his hometown of Denham Springs | AL.com.

Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA

August 15, 2016

A Baldwin County man is trying to help flood victims in Louisiana.

Orange Beach resident Blake Michaleski has been collecting donations. He originally started to help his family.

“My parents, they had to evacuate their house and my sister had to evacuate her house,” said Michaleski. “I knew they wouldn’t have anything. They had to grab what they could and go and my sister, they lost everything.”

via Baldwin County man collecting donations for Louisiana flood vict – FOX10 News | WALA.

Flash flooding covers roadways with water in central Baldwin Cou – FOX10 News | WALA

August 11, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - As the rain came down, the water started to rise. Highway 32 near Summerdale was one of many roadways covered in water.

It was enough to activate the Baldwin County Emergency Operations Center.

“At this time we are operating at a staff level. We have backup if we need to increase depending on the storm level. As we receive information about the roads under water, we are passing that information on to our Baldwin Rural Transit and our highway department making sure they know where those trouble spots are,” said Reggie Chitwood, Baldwin County EMA Director.

via Flash flooding covers roadways with water in central Baldwin Cou – FOX10 News | WALA.

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