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Spring breakers enjoy the calm before the storms | fox10tv.com

April 18, 2019
Clouds will soon start rolling in ahead of what’s expected to be a severe line of storms coming in on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Spring breakers from Mobile and Baldwin counties were taking advantage of one of the last nice beach days before Easter on Wednesday. Plenty of folks went to Cotton Bayou Public Beach in Orange Beach to enjoy the calm before the storms.
Source: Spring breakers enjoy the calm before the storms | News | fox10tv.com
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These beaches are trying to make this Spring Break the least fun for college kids | WTVR.com

March 21, 2019

An Alabama city is stressing its family-friendly status

Orange Beach in nearby Alabama took up much of this slack.

After PCB shut its spring break down, this family-friendly locale was besieged by rowdy college students, forcing Mayor Tony Kennon to enact a similarly strict approach to law enforcement. An incredible 800 arrests were made in 2016, but that fell to 200 last year.


Source: These beaches are trying to make this Spring Break the least fun for college kids | WTVR.com

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Latest beach conditions: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach – al.com

March 18, 2019
Purple flags – indicating the presence of dangerous marine animals – were flying late last week in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores due to the presence of Portuguese Man O’ War, a jellyfish-like creature capable of stinging humans. Those purple flags were taken down Saturday.
Source: Latest beach conditions: Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach - al.com
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Fort Morgan officials warn Spring Breakers of dangerous rip currents this week | WPMI

March 13, 2019
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WPMI) — Fort Morgan safety officials are encouraging Spring Breakers and beachgoers to pay attention to rip current warnings this week. Dangerous rip currents are expected on Wednesday and Thursday along Baldwin County’s beaches.
Source: Fort Morgan officials warn Spring Breakers of dangerous rip currents this week | WPMI
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Dozens of alcohol-related Spring Break arrests already in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores

March 12, 2019

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — As people flock to Baldwin County beaches for Spring Break, dozens have already been arrested for various alcohol-related offenses.

The arrests include 30 people in Orange Beach and 23 people in Gulf Shores. Among those arrested have been minors in possession of alcohol.


Source: Dozens of alcohol-related Spring Break arrests already in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores

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Gulf Shores adds more lifeguards, new police precinct to beach this year | fox10tv.com

March 01, 2019
The City of Gulf Shores is making some changes to help keep visitors and locals safe during busy season. Melvin Shepard with Gulf Shores Beach Rescue says with more people coming to the small town’s big beach year after year, the city is making adjustments to keep them safe.
Source: Gulf Shores adds more lifeguards, new police precinct to beach this year | News | fox10tv.com

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