Mobile declares local state of emergency ahead of Zeta

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The City of Mobile has declared a local state of emergency ahead of Zeta.

Zeta is expected to move into the southern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and is expected to make landfall sometime Wednesday evening.

Ahead of landfall, the city has signed a local state of emergency effective starting Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. All city employees will be off from 12:00 p.m. Wednesday – 12:00 p.m. Thursday. The mayor met with all department heads Tuesday afternoon so everyone is prepared for the storm.

The city is also making sure public works employees know what they will be doing after Zeta passes to continue to clean up from Sally, while also getting clearing roadways and ‘starting the process over.’

Many are still cleaning up from Hurricane Sally in the City of Mobile.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson is asking people to remain vigilant and do what is necessary to protect themselves.

“Don’t under estimate this storm, we all went to sleep expecting Sally to be a hurricane 1, and it wasn’t a big deal. Well it became a hurricane 2 while we were asleep and there was a tremendous amount of damage,” said Stimpson.

Power crews are already staging ahead of the storm.

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