Business As Usual On Dauphin Island

Business As Usual On Dauphin Island

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Saturday was a typical beach day on Dauphin Island, but Mayor Jeff Collier doesn't want to let his guard down just yet.

"Yesterday around mid-afternoon we had some over wash and that was not unexpected so I'm just glad we haven't had anything worse happen beyond that. We'll continue to monitor that area even though the conditions have downgraded. Overall I think we're in pretty good shape," said Collier.

It doesn't take a major storm to flood roads and erode beaches on the vulnerable west end.

The surf is high and that's attracting a lot of visitors this weekend.

"I live on Lake Eerie and I see a lot of storms come in from there, but I've never experienced a tropical storm or a hurricane," said Matt Baird, who is in town from Ohio.

Luckily, though, KAREN continues to fizzle out. Island officials are hoping it stays that way.

"We'll continue to watch it until it's totally over. We don't want to say it's over until it is, but right now it looks like it's on the down turn and hopefully that will continue," said Collier.

News 5 will continue to monitor the conditions along the coast. We'll bring you more updates as needed.

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