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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL)

Oct 27, 2020

Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after receiving briefings about Hurricane Zeta from FEMA, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (EMA), and the National Weather Service (NWS).

Byrne said: “The Director of the National Hurricane Center has briefed me on Hurricane Zeta and its potential impact on southwest Alabama.  It is projected to hit southeast Louisiana Wednesday night and move rapidly northeast.  South Mobile County and Dauphin Island could see 5-8 feet of storm surge, and Mobile Bay, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach 3-5 feet.  If you live in a low lying area you should evacuate before dark on Wednesday evening to a safer place.  

“If you live on higher ground in southwest Alabama please make your plans Wednesday to be wherever you plan to spend the night by dark Wednesday evening and do not leave until daylight Thursday as we will experience tropical storm force winds and 2-4 inches of rain which could cause flash flooding, downed trees or downed live power lines.  This storm should pass through our area rapidly and be gone early Thursday.  Let’s all pray that this is the last storm of this hurricane season.”

According to NWS, Zeta will begin impacting Southwest Alabama Wednesday afternoon with the greatest impacts expected Wednesday evening through early Thursday morning.  Information from NWS on hurricane preparation can be found here.