Mobile County Evacuation Zones and Routes
Mobile County ZonesZONE I-56,453South of Interstate 10
ZONE II-128,481North of Interstate 10East of Interstate 65East of US 43
ZONE III-160,859North of Interstate 10South of US 98West of Interstate 65
ZONE IV-54,050North of US 98West of Interstate 65West of US 43
Mobile County Evacuation Routes:I-65 North, Highway 43 North, Highway 45 North.
Dauphin Island and Alabama Port:Take Highway 193 North to I-10 East to I-65 North.
Bayou La Batre and Grand Bay:take Highway 188 or Mobile County Road 19 to I-10 East to I-65 North.
Mississippi or Florida residents evacuating into Alabama:use I-65 North, Highway 43 North or Highway 45 North.
When the time comes to leave, please know your evacuation zone. Zones to evacuate will be announced using local media. Evacuate immediately when asked to do so.Evacuation Routes
Please listen carefully for the direction of the storm by the National Weather Service.For example: If the storm is approaching from the East or South proceed to the west, the logical path of the storm would be northeastward. If you are on I-65 north you will be in the path of the storm. Information will be given in advance of approaching storms allowing proper evacuation of afflicted areas. Please listen carefully to all weather advisories.
Please Note: In the event of a northbound evacuation all four lanes of I-65 will become a northbound Interstate system. All southbound traffic will be halted. Should high winds be advised, please conduct safely while driving on all raised roadways. High winds and damaging rains are a danger to automobiles on raised highways and bridges.
The Colorado State Hurricane Forecast came out on April 9th. Dr. Philip Klotzbach and his team are calling for a 'below average' season with 7 named storms, 3 hurricanes, and 1 major (Cat. 3 or higher). They're calling for it to be the least active season since the Mid 20th Century.
In a nutshell, the season is expected to be below average due to El Nino (wamer than average tropical Pacific waters)...which usually leads to increased wind shear over the Atlantic Basin. Higher wind shear is not conducive for tropical cyclone development. Also, the Atlantic waters are cooler than average...which provides less fuel for tropical cyclones.
As we remind you each year, regardless of the forecast...make sure to plan for each Hurricane Season as if that ONE hurricane was going to impact your area. Remember, it only takes one to make it a bad season. So, plan for the worst...then you'll be prepared.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate
These preparation tips are from the National Hurricane Center. You can read more about these, and get more information, at www.nhc.noaa.gov
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