GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (BRPROUD)- As Hurricane Sally impacted the Gulf Coast states overnight, Gulf Shores & Orange beach Tourism (GSOBT) has the following area update for guests planning to visit in the coming days.
Conditions remain hazardous with major flooding, extensive power outages, structural damage, wide-range beach erosion, fallen trees, and many closed roads in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Fort Morgan areas.
A countywide curfew has been put in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice and destinations are closed to visitors for at least 10 days.
Those with existing reservations to arrive before Sept. 26, should contact their hotel and rental company to find out storm cancellation and options for rescheduling reservations.
“We appreciate the many comments and inquiries from visitors who love the Alabama Gulf Coast and ask for their patience as we work to clean up and return the area to full health and capacity. It is imperative as we continue assessing damage and try to get power restored that visitors please avoid coming to our area for at least 10 days,” said Herb Malone, President and CEO for GSOBT.
According to the City of Gulf Shores, the W.C. Holmes Bridge, located on Highway 59 crossing the Intracoastal Waterway, will remain closed for entry into Gulf Shores until further notice, except for residents and property owners with a valid Hurricane Re-entry pass.
The Foley Beach Express toll bridge and Perdido Pass bridge in Orange Beach are also closed for entry until further notice.
Visitors currently in the area can depart the island heading north from either the W.C. Holmes or Foley Beach Express bridges.
For updates regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, including area closings and community alerts, visit http://www.gulfshores.com/situation-updates.
For current updates, please follow Visit AL Beaches, City of Gulf Shores and City of orange Beach on social media.
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