Alabama Coast Avoids Brunt Of Hurricane Hermine
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) – Hurricane Hermine caused only minor problems on the Alabama coast.
Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says low-lying areas flooded because of an extremely high tide, and workers closed a beach park on the western end of the narrow barrier island because of erosion.
But Collier says the damage wasn’t bad enough to cancel a movie screening planned for Friday night on the beach.
Forecasters say big waves and dangerous rip currents are possible on Baldwin County beaches headed into the Labor Day holiday. The three-day weekend is a busy time for tourists in the beach towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Hermine made landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida, about 200 miles east of the Alabama-Florida state line. It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.
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