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Hurricane Isaac Update – Tuesday, August 28th at 7:57 PM CST

Kaiser Realty, Inc. values our guests and their family’s safety, and we are continuing to follow the developments relating to Hurricane Isaac closely. Along with Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism and others throughout the Gulf Coast, we are monitoring the storm’s track via the National Hurricane Center.

The City of Gulf Shores will enforce a curfew in restricted areas, beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29. Anyone on the roadways during this time will be stopped and escorted out of the area.

In addition, officials have announced that Gulf Shores Utilities shut off all water services west of Volunteer Fire Station Number Two on Cortez Street through the end of Highway 180 (Ft. Morgan Road) at 2:30 p.m. today due to storm surge and flood conditions.

Determining our information is from authentic, trusted, and reliable sources is key to ensuring our plans and responses are accurate to protect your vacation experience. Kaiser Realty continues to recommend all scheduled check-ins for today, Tues, Aug 28th and Wed, Aug 29th to postpone arrivals until Thurs, Aug 30th to ensure the inclement weather has passed and your property has been inspected by our diligent team.

We will continue to post the most current storm information available at www.KaiserRealty.com to keep you updated:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL / 752 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012

…ISAAC MAKES LANDFALL IN EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA…

…FLOODING FROM STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL EXPECTED TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…

NEW INFORMATION… TORNADO WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM WEDNESDAY.

AREAS AFFECTED… THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT LOCATIONS OF INLAND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60 NM.

WATCHES/WARNINGS… FOR MARINE INTERESTS…A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE OPEN GULF WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…UPPER MOBILE…UPPER BALDWIN…LOWER MOBILE…LOWER BALDWIN…STONE AND GEORGE.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS…WASHINGTON…INLAND ESCAMBIA…COASTAL ESCAMBIA…INLAND SANTA ROSA…COASTAL SANTA ROSA…INLAND OKALOOSA…COASTAL OKALOOSA… WAYNE…PERRY AND GREENE.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS…A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MOBILE BAY…THE GULF COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM…AND FROM DESTIN FL TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF INLAND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE. PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF INLAND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 20 NM. PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY TORNADO WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA.

STORM INFORMATION… AT 7 PM CDT…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISAAC WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.9N…LONGITUDE 89.2W. THIS WAS ABOUT 140 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MOBILE AL…OR ABOUT 160 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PENSACOLA FL. STORM MOTION WAS NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 8 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 80 MPH.

SITUATION OVERVIEW… THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISAAC WAS LOCATED ABOUT 140 MILES SOUTH- SOUTHWEST OF MOBILE AL…AND MOVING NW AT 8 MPH. ISAAC MADE LANDFALL IN EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA THIS EVENING. ISAAC WILL IMPACT OUR AREA AS TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS SPREAD INLAND ACROSS THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE…PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST ALABAMA…AND INLAND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI OVERNIGHT. THE TORNADO THREAT WILL ALSO INCREASE OVERNIGHT AS OUTER RAIN BANDS MOVE FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE AREA.

STORM SURGE OF 5 TO 8 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IS LIKELY ACROSS COASTAL ALABAMA AND MOBILE BAY…ESPECIALLY FOR THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN SHORES OF MOBILE BAY. STORM SURGE OF 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IS LIKELY ACROSS THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

THE TIDE GAGE AT DAUPHIN ISLAND IS AT 3.4 FT AND FALLING. 2 FEET OF WATER ON BONNEVILLE BLVD (WEST END OF DAUPHIN ISLAND) CONTINUES. THE DAUPHIN ISLAND BRIDGE AND THE DAUPHIN ISLAND CAUSEWAY (HIGHWAY 193) NORTH OF THE BRIDGE HAS BEEN CLOSED. DAUPHIN ISLAND IS ALSO WITHOUT POWER.

THE TIDAL GAGE AT COAST GUARD SECTOR (NORTH MOBILE BAY) IS AT 3.5 FT AND FALLING. WATER HAS BEEN SPILLING ONTO THE CAUSEWAY. SOME WATER OVER DAUPHIN ISLAND ROAD NORTH OF THE DOG RIVER BRIDGE CONTINUES AS WELL.

IN FLORIDA…PORTIONS OF FORT PICKENS ROAD (HIGHWAY 399) IS FLOODED AND WATER OVER ROAD (GULF BLVD) AT WEST END NAVARRE BEACH FLORIDA IS BEING REPORTED.

PORTIONS OF OTHER COASTAL COMMUNITIES…INCLUDING BAYOU LA BATRE…ARE FLOODED AND MANY ROADS REMAIN IMPASSABLE.

THE THREAT FOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERNIGHT AS THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES BEGIN TO RISE LATE THIS EVENING…WITH HIGH TIDE OCCURRING WEDNESDAY MORNING.

OUTER HEAVY RAIN BANDS WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH HAVE SNAPPED LARGE TREE LIMBS AND DOWNED POWER LINES…CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. ADDITIONAL POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY AS HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS SNAP LARGE TREE LIMBS…UPROOT TREES DUE TO AN INCREASING SATURATED GROUND…BRINGING DOWN ADDITIONAL POWER LINES.

SQUALLS AND VERY HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THE HURRICANE WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE AREA TODAY…AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST TO ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM. STORM TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWESTERN ALABAMA… WITH 12 INCHES LOCALLY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FURTHER EAST ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

TORNADOES EMBEDDED IN THE OUTER RAINS BANDS MAY OCCUR OVERNIGHT. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA.

SEAS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS ARE NOW AS HIGH AS 17 TO 22 FEET…WITH BREAKERS AT THE BEACHES AS HIGH AS 8 TO 13 FEET.

AS WITH ALL TROPICAL SYSTEMS…THE RIP CURRENT RISK WILL REMAIN AT HIGH LEVELS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FINAL PREPARATIONS SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED.

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  NEXT UPDATE… THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE AROUND 11 PM CDT…OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

GMZ670-300100- /O.CON.KMOB.HU.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM- 752 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012

…HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

…WINDS AND SEAS…

SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 50 TO 60 KNOTS RANGE WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO HURRICANE FORCE POSSIBLE. SUSTAINED HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IF ISAAC STRENGTHENS FURTHER.

HIGHEST SEAS WILL REMAIN BETWEEN 20 TO 30 FEET OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. BAYS AND COASTAL WATERWAYS WILL REMAIN VERY ROUGH.

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For additional area and emergency contact information, please consult the following websites: 

Gulf Shores Orange Beach Tourism: www.GulfShores.com

Baldwin County Home Page: www.co.baldwin.al.us

City of Gulf Shores: www.GulfShoresAL.gov

City of Orange Beach: www.CityofOrangeBeach.com

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov

National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration: www.ogp.noaa.gov

The Weather Channel: www.weather.com

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