Gulf Coast Communities Reeling From Sally’s Impact

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Lacey Beasley

GULF SHORES, Ala. – It has been one week since Hurricane Sally made landfall. The destruction still remains along the coast and it could be weeks before coastal cities return to normal.

“Down in Orange Beach, it was pretty amazing to see how nature, the power of water, can lift a 100-foot yacht and set it in someone’s yard,” said Joe Curlette, a Mobile Bay resident. 

Hurricane Sally was the first hurricane to make fall in the state of Alabama since Ivan in 2004. 

Even in distress, communities are finding ways to come together. 

“Especially in this community, everybody looks after each other,” said Curlette. 

From making breakfast to giving away free ice, neighbors are looking out for one another. 

“Gulf Shores is known for the small-town big beach… Had a guy in our community that was bringing in trailers full of five-gallon cans of gas for generators and just giving it to people,” said Curlette.  

Most roofs are tarp-covered and trees are still down, but Curlette said he is still thankful that his community is standing strong.

“People can come together in a time of crisis, especially in this day and time,” said Curlette.

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