Flooding A Concern On Dauphin Island

Flooding A Concern On Dauphin Island

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Dauphin Island, Alabama -

Flooding is a concern for residents who live on the west end of Dauphin Island.

"We dont want them to panic and make sure they get their vehicles off this part of the island because we expect additional flooding to occur on the west end," said Mayor Jeff Collier.

High waves have been breaking against the coast throughout the day on Friday. Water partially covered spots of Bienville Boulevard, but the road was still open late Friday night.

Right now it looks like Karen will be a rain event for the island. There are no evacuations, but hurricane re-entry passes were handed out Friday morning to residents in case the storm strengthens.

There are no plans to close Bienville Boulevard unless the road continues to flood. Mayor Collier is hoping for the best, but he says he wouldn't be surprised if 1-2 feet of water covered the road by Sunday.

"The best waves well get on the gulf coast are from tropical systems but its a whole lot better when the system is further away and youre not feeling the effects of the wind, just the waves," said a surfer from Ocean Springs, MS.

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