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. A hurricane warning has been issued for the northern Gulf Coast, including our area. This means hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours.
Alabama’s Governor Robert Bentley issued a mandatory evacuation order effective for Zone 1 of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach along with city mandated evacuations of the immediate low lying surrounding areas of Zone 2 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac’s landfall on the northern Gulf Coast as a hurricane.
City officials have announced the closure of Highway 59 at Zoo Road and the intersection of Highway 182 (Beach Boulevard) and Highway 135. Once the closure is in effect, ALL ACCESS to areas south of Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and west of Gulf State Park will be restricted, until further notice. Residents and businesses within the restricted area should begin making final preparations for evacuation and should be prepared to no longer have access to their property.
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. Sustained Tropical Storm force winds are expected in our area beginning in the early morning hours. Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Gulf Shores officials anticipate disruptions to gas and electric services. Kaiser Realty recommends 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 / 1115 AM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012
GULF COASTAL WATERS DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60 NM
SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT…WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
GMZ670-290415- WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM- 1115 AM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012
…HURRICANE WARNING IN EFFECT…
REST OF TODAY…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 45 TO 50 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 60 KNOTS. SEAS 19 TO 25 FEET BUILDING TO 25 TO 30 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
TONIGHT…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 40 TO 50 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 KNOTS. SEAS 23 TO 28 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
WEDNESDAY…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 40 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 50 KNOTS. SEAS 15 TO 21 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS ALSO POSSIBLE. SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 KNOTS. SEAS 11 TO 15 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
THURSDAY…SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 38 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
THURSDAY NIGHT…SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
FRIDAY…SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
FRIDAY NIGHT…SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
SATURDAY…SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
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