MAYOR STIMPSON ISSUES CURFEW – Because of power outages at numerous intersections, dangling limbs and traffic lights and leaning or weakened trees, Mayor Sandy Stimpson has issued a general curfew order in the City of Mobile that will go into effect Thursday evening. The curfew order will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, and will end at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.
The curfew will not apply to members of law enforcement, first responders or regular employees of local industries traveling to and from their respective jobs. Mayor Stimpson said he is optimistic that power will be restored by tomorrow and this curfew will only last one night.
Alabama Power is reporting 494,000 customers without power across the whole state.
BALDWIN COUNTY: BALDWIN EMC – over 28,572, RIVIERA UTILITES – 12,000+
MOBILE COUNTY: ALABAMA POWER – 163,000
AltaPointe Health offices in the Mobile Bay area will be closed Thursday.
Accordia Health (Bayou La Batre, Mobile) and Accordia Health and Wellness (off Hillcrest) will be closed Thursday.
Archdiocese of Mobile Catholic Schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties will remain open Wednesday. However, all after school activities will be cancelled.
Baldwin County Public Schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. School will remain closed on Thursday and reopen Friday.
Bankhead Tunnel is back open.
Bayside Academy will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. All after school activities are cancelled for Wednesday.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home will be closed on Thursday, October 29.
Bishop State Community College classes scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. or later on Wednesday, will be held remotely. All classes scheduled to meet prior to 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, will also be held remotely. Classes are expected to resume their regular schedules on Thursday, October 29, beginning at 12 p.m.
ALDOT crews closed the Causeway eastbound on ramp to I-10 at middle bay at 7 p.m. and expect a full US-90/98 Causeway closure soon as conditions rapidly worsen.
Chickasaw City Schools will release Pre-K at 12:00, Middle/High School at 12:30, and Elementary School at 1:00. There will be no school on Thursday and no after school activities for Wednesday and Thursday.
Clarke County Public Schools will be dismissing at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Coastal Alabama Community College will close at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Daphne Solid Waste Division will be delaying garbage collection services until Thurs, Oct 29. Routes will begin at 10am. Debris collection services from Crowder Gulf will also resume tomorrow, weather permitting.
Escambia County, Alabama Schools will have no school Thursday, October 29. All after school activities including athletics and Extended Day may resume for Thursday, October 29, with the principal’s approval. Friday will be a normal school day.
Fairhope city facilities to close at noon Wednesday.
George County (Mississippi) School District schools are going to have a district-wide 60% day on Wednesday. Parents are asked to call your local school for exact dismissal times. On Thursday, October 29, all schools will have a Distance Learning Day.
Gulf Shores city to close all facilities at 2 p.m. Wednesday
Gulf Shores City Schools are dismissing at noon Wednesday, and there will be no school Thursday.
Mobile County offices to close at noon Wednesday, Except for The Absentee Voting Office
Mobile County Public School classes will be cancelled on Wednesday, including all school sponsored events and activities. Schools will remain closed Thursday, October 29.
Prichard Preparatory School will be closed on Wednesday.
Riviera Utilities offices are closing at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
Saraland City Schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Schools will not be in session Thursday, October 29. The schools will maintain their previously planned Learn-at-Home day scheduled for Friday.
Satsuma City Schools will have a virtual day Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday, October 29.
Shelton Academy releasing today at 11 a.m. No classes Thursday.
Spanish Fort city officials are recommending all businesses along the Causeway be vacated by 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Several feet of storm surge may be possible for coastal areas within the City, and all residents and businesses adjacent to coastal or waterfront areas or in low lying areas should take precautions. Additionally, Sheriff Hoss Mack has issued a travel advisory for all unincorporated areas within Baldwin County from 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, through 5:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29. All persons should avoid travel during this time. Residents are advised to be aware of possible travel hazards, including downed trees and limbs and potentially downed power lines.
St. Paul’s Episcopal School Lower school will dismiss at 11:30, Grades 3-5 will dismiss at 11:45 and Grades 6-12 will dismiss at 12noon Wednesday.
St. James Episcopal School in Fairhope will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and will reopen Friday. There will be no aftercare Wednesday.
UMS-Wright Preparatory School will dismiss K-3 at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday. The lower school will dismiss at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, and the middle and upper schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Walmart distribution center in Irvington closing at 4 pm today. Regular hours tomorrow morning.
Washington County Schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
University of South Alabama classes scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. or later on Wednesday, October 28, will be conducted remotely. All classes scheduled prior to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, will be conducted remotely. Classes that begin at 6 p.m. or later on Thursday, October 29, will meet in their normally scheduled format, including in-person classes. All in-person events and activities scheduled after 12 p.m. on Wednesday are cancelled, and all in-person events and activities scheduled for Thursday, October 29, are cancelled.
University of Mobile classes beginning at 12 p.m. Wednesday, through Thursday, October 29, will move to an online format. All Wednesday evening university activities are cancelled.
Wave Transit buses (Mobile) suspend service tonight at 6 p.m., will resume service Thursday at 7 a.m. weather permitting
Wells Fargo branches in Mobile and Baldwin County in Alabama to close at 2 p.m. Wednesday, branches in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in Florida to close at noon.
Below is a list of area storm shelters opening ahead of Zeta. This list is subject to change and will be updated as we learn of more shelters opening.
Mobile County – A shelter will open at Theodore High School and a Medical Needs Shelter of last resort will open at Burns Middle School. Both shelters will open for registration at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 28. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Baldwin County – The Baldwin County Commission has decided to open the Robertsdale Coliseum as a shelter for those who need it beginning Wednesday.
Saraland – The city will open its tornado saferoom/shelter at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, and it will remain open until the storm passes.
Escambia County, Florida – A special needs, pet-friendly and general shelter will open at the Pensacola Bay Center, located at 201 E. Gregory St., at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 and is expected to close Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.
Milton, Florida – Santa Rosa County will open the Milton Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. It will close at 7 a.m. Thursday. Residents utilizing the shelter will need to provide their own bedding.