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Tue August 28, 2012
Governor Bentley Updates Evacuation Orders
Update: August 28, 2012 - Afternoon
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday lifted mandatory evacuation orders
covering portions of Baldwin and Mobile Counties and issued voluntary evacuation orders for areas vulnerable to Isaac’s expected impact.The decision was based on updated forecast models and the National Hurricane Center lifting the hurricane warning that was in effect for the Alabama coast.Under the amended orders issued Tuesday, the mandatory evacuation orders that were in effect in Baldwin and Mobile Counties are now lifted. Due to the remaining forecasted threats to coastal areas, a voluntary evacuation order is now in effect for those living in low-lying, floodprone areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties.“While the hurricane warning has been lifted, we don’t want people to let down their guard. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, and heed the warnings of local officials regarding Isaac’s impact in your area,” Governor Bentley said. “We are still recommending that people in low-lying, flood-prone areas move to a safer location. Remember that Isaac is still expected to bring tropical storm-force winds and heavy rains, and storm surge is still expected in certain areas.”
Original Story: August 28, 2012 - Morning
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday amended evacuation orders covering portions of Baldwin and Mobile Counties based on updated forecast models for Tropical Storm Isaac.
In Baldwin County, the Zone 1 evacuation order remains mandatory.
The mandatory evacuation order for Zone 2 is now modified to include only low-lying, flood-prone areas or mobile/manufactured houses determined by local officials to be vulnerable to Isaac.
In Mobile County, the mandatory evacuation order for Zone 1 remains in effect for Dauphin Island and in other low-lying, flood-prone areas or mobile/manufactured houses determined by local officials to be vulnerable to Isaac.
The mandatory evacuation order for Zone 2 in Mobile County is now modified to include only low-lying, flood-prone areas or mobile/manufactured houses determined by local officials to be vulnerable to Isaac.
“It is important that we give local authorities flexibility to oversee evacuations as the forecast for Isaac continues to be updated,” Governor Bentley said. “Our number-one priority is protecting lives. I am giving local officials in Mobile and Baldwin Counties more flexibility to enforce evacuations in order to help make sure people are safe.”
A detailed map of Baldwin County zones can be found at this link: http://www.co.baldwin.al.us/PageView.asp?edit_id=660
A detailed map of Mobile County zones can be found at this link: http://www.cityofmobile.org/hurricane/hurricane_evacuation.php
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