BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – Heavy rain, strong winds and lightning all added together to cause Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency to open up two storm shelters early Tuesday evening.
Director Mitchell Sims told Fox10 News that they’ve partnered with the Red Cross to establish shelters at Fairhope United Methodist Church in Fairhope and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Foley.
“Those shelters are being opened because folks are living in mobile homes and RVs. We’ve had calls this afternoon requesting shelter because of their concerns. So Red Cross is opening those as we speak,” Sims said.
He added that the majority of the rain the EMA tracked this morning was along the Eastern Shore, which he said saw about 3.5 inches.
Sims said lightning caused a few structural fires in Baldwin County and even struck the National Weather Service tower in Mobile twice today.