hurricane sally

Hurricane Sally Aftermath: Recovery Incomplete on Alabama Coast

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Alabama’s beaches have reopened, but the state’s coast is hardly recovered from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month. Visitors still have limited options for getting to the sand because so many boardwalks and beach entry points were damaged. Residents in hard-hit Baldwin County are complaining about the response from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both…

Alabama’s Beaches Reopening Friday Morning

Gov. Kay Ivey is reopening Alabama’s beaches, effective at 6 a.m. Friday morning.  They had been closed on September 14 when Ivey issued a State of Emergency just before Hurricane Sally hit the Alabama coast. Sally slammed into the coast September 16, damaging homes and businesses and sliced the Gulf Shores State Park Pier in half. The beach reopenings are…

Reopening of Alabama’s Beaches Delayed Because of Hurricane Cleanup

Alabama’s largest beach towns are delaying the reopening of their beaches because the cleanup from Hurricane Sally is taking longer than expected. Officials in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach say the beaches won’t reopen until Oct. 2 rather than this Saturday as originally planned. Some beaches were badly eroded when the storm made landfall at Gulf Shores last week. Others…

Pike County Storm Cleanup Underway

Pike County is recovering from damage after the storm Wednesday. We talked with EMA Director Herb Reeves who said most of the damage came from the heavy rain, resulting in flooding and several trees down. County Road 22-21 off Henderson Highway was closed off throughout the night. A neighbor said the pond on that road was so full that barricades…

Montgomery Humane Society Urging Bring Pets Inside During Bad Weather

As the rain and wind continue across our area, Montgomery Humane Society workers are urging you to bring your pets inside during this bad weather. Executive Director Steven Tears said humane officers went out on about 38 welfare checks Wednesday and brought in at least 25 pets due to unsafe conditions. He explained it’s all in hopes that owners will…

Three People Rescued from Ditch in Andalusia

Emergency officials in Andalusia say three people had to be rescued after being pulled under the water in a drainage ditch this afternoon. Fire Chief Russell McGlamory said his department responded to a call that a teen was drowning on Walker Avenue. The teen had been paddleboarding in a ditch that runs from Walker Avenue, underground and through Robinson Park. The…

Thunder Truck: Road Update from Butler County

Alabama News Network anchor Andrew James is in Thunder Truck, checking on road conditions throughout the local area as Hurricane Sally pushes through. In Butler County, Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn is watching the storm carefully. He says the downtown area is one flood-prone spot that will need to be monitored throughout the day. Earlier today, there were some power…

Dallas County Officials Preparing for Hurricane Sally

As Hurricane Sally begins to move inland, Dallas county officials are preparing for flooding. ‘Right now we’re monitoring the direction of Hurricane Sally,” Dallas county EMA Director Toya Stiles says, “also we are monitoring the river gauges at the Alabama River as well as the Cahaba river and if we have to evacuate citizens in low-line areas and areas that…