Orange Beach

Gov. Kay Ivey Orders Tourists to Evacuate Alabama Beaches Ahead of Hurricane Delta

With Hurricane Delta on a track to make landfall on the Gulf Coast late this week, Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered that tourists on Alabama’s beaches evacuate ahead of the storm. “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…

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…

Possible Shark Bite in Orange Beach Friday

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Alabama authorities say a 15-year-old boy swimming with his father in the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama may have been bitten by a shark. Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Robert Howard say it happened about 1:20 p.m. Friday in waters near some condominiums at Orange Beach. Police say the teenager was near a sand bar when…