DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala (WALA)– Even though Typhoon Laura is hundreds of miles away, Dauphin Island is seeing some effects as the winds push sand and seawater onshore.
“This is not almost as bad as what we had in Cristobal earlier this summertime so we’re lucky in that respect,” said Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier.
Teams have been working all day to clear the sand and pump the water off the roadway.
“When a storm passes that far it’s regrettable that we have
this kind of damage, but it type of simply speaks to the vulnerability of the island and the delicate nature of the island now that we’ve had a lot of disintegration throughout the years,”Collier stated. Individuals who live here are not amazed, in reality, they anticipate this on the West End.
” Same old same old,”stated Lynn Irving.
“We get heavy duty winds it secures the driveways and comes over and things are floating around.”About a two-mile portion of the island’s West End is not accessible. As the clean-up continues there is concern that their efforts will be gotten rid of.
“The development we made today some of that might be lost overnight if we have additional flooding therefore we’ll simply need to wait and see,” Collier stated.
Dauphin Island invested about $600,000 to clean up the Cristobal damage. They anticipate to spend less this time around.