Mandatory Evacuation of Alabama Gulf Coast Tourists and Visitors

Gov Kay Ivey issued a supplement to Alabama's State of Emergency order, asking tourists and visitors to Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, Ono Island and Fort Morgan to evacuate, beginning Wednesday morning.

From her statement:

"Working with local leaders in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and the unincorporated areas of Ono Island and Fort Morgan, it has been determined that all visitors and tourists should proceed with a mandatory evacuation of the Alabama Gulf Coast starting first thing tomorrow morning. This is for their safety and well-being, as well as for the safety and well-being of locals who are working to prepare their communities in the event Hurricane Delta tracks more easterly."

"Unless you are a local resident with a hurricane pass or have a pass or decal that has been issued to contractors, property management or other businesses working in response to Hurricane Sally, this mandatory evacuation notice should help us prepare for the worst, even as we hope for the best."

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