MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert
Bentley on Tuesday lifted mandatory evacuation orders
covering portions of Baldwin and Mobile
Counties and issued
voluntary evacuation orders for areas vulnerable to Isaac’s expected impact.
The decision was based on updated
forecast models and the National Hurricane Center
lifting the hurricane warning that was in effect for the Alabama coast.
Under the amended orders issued
Tuesday, the mandatory evacuation orders that were in effect in Baldwin and Mobile Counties
are now lifted. Due to the remaining forecasted threats to coastal areas,
a voluntary evacuation order is now in effect for those living in
low-lying, flood-prone areas of Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
“While the hurricane warning has
been lifted, we don’t want people to let down their guard. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts, and heed the warnings of local officials
regarding Isaac’s impact in your area,” Governor Bentley said. “We are
still recommending that people in low-lying, flood-prone areas move to a safer
location. Remember that Isaac is still expected to bring tropical
storm-force winds and heavy rains, and storm surge is still expected in certain
Click here for a copy of the official proclamation detailing the updated evacuation orders.