Tropical Storm Zeta Update #1

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City of Gulf Shores officials are actively monitoring the developments of Tropical Storm Zeta. As of the 1:30 p.m. CST briefing issued by the National Weather Service, Zeta is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane as it enters the south-central part of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and will make landfall somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. While specific impacts will depend on Zeta's strength and track, the local area will likely see the threat of dangerous surf, deadly rip currents, strong winds, coastal flooding, heavy rainfall, and isolated tornadoes. All visitors and tourists should be prepared for a possible evacuation order to be issued if Tropical Storm Zeta increases in intensity and continues on the projected path. If an evacuation order does occur, the City will post that information immediately. Coastal flooding is also possible due to the threat of heavy rain. Residents living along the Fort Morgan Peninsula, Plash Island, other low-lying areas, and those residing in mobile homes, campgrounds, and RV parks, should begin taking all necessary precautions to protect themselves and their property.