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City of Mobile Prepared for Tropical Storm Gordon

September 04, 2018

"We have gathered together our first responders to ensure we are fully prepared when Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall. Given the potential impact on Mobile, I encourage everyone to monitor the storm, have a plan in place and take the necessary precautions. We will continue to stay vigilant to ensure everyone's safety."Mayor Stimpson

City Action:
With the exception of essential public safety and public works personnel, all City employees will be dismissed at 11 am today. Both recycling locations will also close at 11 am. The Wave Transit System will suspend Fixed Route and Paratransit Transportation Services at 2:00 pm and will resume service as soon as weather conditions permit. While garbage and trash routes are currently scheduled to run as normal, citizens should keep their garbage carts secured for regular Wednesday pickup. To alleviate any potential impacts of the storm, the City of Mobile has taken the following precautions to ensure a safe and rapid response to any damage the City may receive.

  • Coordinated with first responders, ALDOT, Alabama Power, Mobile County Emergency Management Agency and Red Cross on the disaster preparedness plan.
  • Transported equipment to key locations including fire stations, police precincts and community centers.
  • Cleaned and inspected storm drains.
  • Secured loose items around work spaces, buildings and grounds.
  • Removed debris from overpasses, bridges, culverts, inlets, drainage ways and litter trap.
  • Fueled all City vehicles and tanks.
  • Checked all equipment, batteries and generators.
  • Loaded dump trucks and transported them to a sheltered area.
  • Removed hanging limbs and dead trees that have potential to cause damage during the storm.
  • Loaded barricades on trailers in case roads need to be closed.