Baldwin prepares for Gordon

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Monday morning a red flag was up at Gulf Shores public beach.  People tried to cram in one more beach day after a stormy weekend.  

“Comes down on a vacation it’s pretty tough isn’t it, and have a storm come in on top of you and it’s been raining every day since we’ve been down here too.  I came down Saturday and it’s rained and stopped and let’s go again,” said Phil Baggett who was vacationing from Illinois.  Generally, people aren’t worried about this storm.

“Well, I live in Foley, and we’re kind of used to this,” said David Humphries as he and a friend walked along the beach sidewalk.  For the most part, this storm is not affecting people’s extended Labor Day weekend plans but I did talk to one man who had to cut his vacation short by a day because of Gordon.  

“I’ll be leaving today, I was going to leave tomorrow, I hate to leave but it seems to be a reasonable thing to do,” said Larry Fennell from Tennessee.  While a lot of people were still on vacation at the beach, 22 miles away in Robertsdale a handful of county officials labored on Labor Day at Baldwin County EMA for a conference call to prepare for what Gordon may bring to the coast. 

“Right now people should just be in preparation for those low lying areas pay attention particularly if you’re having to go to Mobile,” said Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack.  
 

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