Dauphin Island West Beach Reopened | Alabama
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama (WALA) – Good news on Dauphin Island! The west end beach reopened on Wednesday after being lightly affected by Tropical Storm Claudette.
Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier said the beach suffered damage in its parking lot, but the biggest challenge was the road to the beach.
Two to three miles from Bienville Boulevard, the road used to get to the western beach, was inundated with salt water and sand.
“It took a while to clean that up, so that we could then regain access to the West Beach,” said Mayor Collier.
The cleanup took a few days, but Mayor Collier said the barrier island was prepared before Tropical Storm Claudette arrived.
“We made arrangements with our contractor to come immediately after the storm and they did and they did a good job of fixing things up, removing water from the road, removing sand from some of the streets. secondary. “
Any sand collected from the roads will be placed in different places around the island to help defend against the next storm and prevent flooding.
“The island itself, especially the shore, is very vulnerable now, especially coming out of sally and zeta, so you know we don’t want anything big going on here, as it will potentially cause a lot damage, ”said the mayor.
Mayor Collier said the island needed a break from the heavy rains in order to begin its rehabilitation process to prepare for the rest of the hurricane season.
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