Tropical storm warning for Gulf Coast: List of canceled/postponed events

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(WKRG) — A tropical storm warning is active for Coastal Mobile and Baldwin counties as of Thursday evening. Because of the weather threat, some weekend events have been canceled or postponed.

City of Prichard Juneteenth Parade and Festival: Because of an impending storm in the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Prichard’s Juneteenth Parade and Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 19, at 3 p.m. has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 26, at 3 p.m.

City of Mobile Parks and Recreations events: Because of potentially dangerous weather, Mobile Parks and Recreation has made the decision to cancel the following weekend events and activities:
CANCELED -Seals Family Fun Night on June 18
CANCELED -Market in the Park at Cathedral Square on June 19
CANCELED -Juneteenth Rhythm of Freedom on June 19
CANCELED -Saturdays at the Coop on June 19
CANCELED -Volleyball Clinic at Hillsdale on June 19
CANCELED -Youth Baseball at Medal of Honor on June 19

Bishop State Community College: Bishop State Community College will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth. Also, due to the approaching tropical system, Bishop State Community College’s Summer Open House that was scheduled for Saturday, June 19 will be postponed until June 26, 2021.

Work schedules for Halter Marine in Pascagoula will be impacted due to the storm. Friday night, employees are asked to report to work as scheduled, but Saturday, all shifts have been canceled unless otherwise notified by your supervisor. Normal business hours are planned to resume on Sunday. 

The Navarre Beach Pier is closed today, Sat., June 19 due to dangerous weather conditions caused by Tropical Storm Claudette. Normal hours and operations will resume Sun., June 20.

Gulf Islands National Seashore: The Florida areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore will remain closed for Tropical Storm Claudette recovery operations. Closed areas include the Fort Pickens Area, Santa Rosa Area, Perdido Key Area and Okaloosa Area in Florida. All campground reservations for Fort Pickens will be postponed or canceled through Monday, June 21.

The Davis Bayou Area and campgrounds in Mississippi will be open for normal operations beginning Sunday, June 20. J. Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399 will remain open. Please be cautious of water and sand on the roadways.

Storm damage consists of a large accumulation of sand and water on roadways and in the campground throughout the Fort Pickens Area. There is also road damage and overwash on Fort Pickens Road, and sand in parking lots through out the Florida area.

Park staff will continue to assess conditions throughout the weekend and will reevaluate Florida park areas Sunday, June 20, for reopening conditions and announce updates as appropriate.

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