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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.

FOX10 News | WALA

Rain Chases Away Beachgoers in Baldwin

August 11, 2016

Most folks would say all this wet weather is for the birds. Beach chairs are empty. The only umbrellas are trying to keep the rain off.

But off in the distance, along the crashing waves, Al Potere was determined to finish his walk. He may not have been the only one on the beach but he was close. “It’s the longest sustained wet weather I’ve had here in a while. It’s okay. You get what you can out of it.”

via Rain Chases Away Beachgoers in Baldwin.

Fort Pickens closed due to weather – FOX10 News | WALA

August 10, 2016

Fort Pickens Closed

There were lot of disappointed folks on Pensacola beach Tuesday because they wanted to go to to Fort Pickens and the road was closed. The National Park Service was forced to close it even with just the mere threat of severe weather. Last November a similar system flooded out the road stranding people at the campground for days.

via Fort Pickens closed due to weather – FOX10 News | WALA.

How much rain? Gulf disturbance raises risk of flooding in Florida, Alabama | AL.com

August 08, 2016

The National Hurricane Center was watching two tropical waves near the U.S. on Sunday morning, and one had the potential to bring significant rainfall to the Gulf Coast and inland areas in Alabama this week.

That disturbance had an associated area of weak low pressure that the hurricane center said had moved inland near Cross City, Fla., on Sunday morning.

via How much rain? Gulf disturbance raises risk of flooding in Florida, Alabama | AL.com.

22-year-old beach vendor killed by lightning strike in Florida | AL.com

August 08, 2016

A Florida beach vendor was killed this weekend after being struck by lightning, according to the Panama City News Herald.

The victim was identified by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office as Zachary Fordem.

The 22-year-old was working on the Okaloosa Island beach near the Island Princess condominium on Friday when he was struck at approximately 3:26 p.m.

via 22-year-old beach vendor killed by lightning strike in Florida | AL.com.

Lightning strike kills beach umbrella attendant – FOX10 News | WALA

August 06, 2016

Officials say 22-year-old Zachary Fordem of Freeport died Friday afternoon after being struck by lightning while working as a beach umbrella attendant in front of the Island Princess Condominiums.

Emergency responders were called to a condo on Santa Rosa Boulevard around 3:11 p.m. after receiving calls of bystanders performing CPR on the young man.

via Lightning strike kills beach umbrella attendant – FOX10 News | WALA.

Tropical storm could form Aug. 1; projections are for a southerly path | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

August 01, 2016

MIAMI – Forecasters continue to say a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean Sea will continue to strengthen as it moves westward at a fast pace and could become a tropical depression on Aug. 1.

Current path predictions have the disturbance headed toward the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

via Tropical storm could form Aug. 1; projections are for a southerly path | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta

July 07, 2016

Her name is “Lucky” and according to Robert Brunker, she definitely is. “I looked over in that field and saw that puppy running around in circles on his front paws, not on his back paws. He could not get his back feet underneath him. I knew he was having a heat stroke.”

She’s fine now but that incident started a feud of sorts with his neighbor. Brunker claiming animal cruelty. “It wasn’t one time but it happened two or three times a week. If I hadn’t been there that other puppy would have died.”

via Debate Over Animal Cruelty Heats Up in Elberta.

Summer solstice 2016: 8 things about the ‘longest day of the year’ | AL.com

June 21, 2016

Monday may feel like the longest day of the week, but this Monday will actually be the longest day of the year.

That is, it will have the most daylight of the year.

Monday, June 20, is the summer solstice, the day on the calendar with the most daylight for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Here a few things to know as we begin what many consider the first day of summer.

via Summer solstice 2016: 8 things about the ‘longest day of the year’ | AL.com.

Hurricane preparedness amid a building boom in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA

June 17, 2016

FOX10 News continues to watch the effects of growth in Baldwin County. Officials want to make sure new residents are prepared should a hurricane hit.  That’s one reason why officials in Gulf Shores held a Hurricane Expo Thursday.

It’s been about ten years since a major hurricane hit Baldwin County. But the population has grown rapidly over those years.

via Hurricane preparedness amid a building boom in Gulf Shores – FOX10 News | WALA.

Chances of tropical trouble in Gulf up to 40 percent, says hurricane center | AL.com

June 03, 2016

It hasn’t even formed yet, but the National Hurricane Center has already pegged the Gulf of Mexico as the breeding ground for what could be a new tropical disturbance.

The hurricane center on Thursday afternoon raised the chances to “medium” — or 40 percent — that a developing area of low pressure could organize into a tropical depression or storm over the next five days.

via Chances of tropical trouble in Gulf up to 40 percent, says hurricane center | AL.com.

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