Foley residents experienced minimal impacts from Tropical Storm Cristobal, which brought gusty winds and bands of showers throughout the weekend.
In addition to limited power outages and a lightning strike to the traffic light at the Foley Beach Express and County Road 20, Foley fire and police departments reported several trees down across the city, two briefly blocking roadways at S. Pine Street and County Road 32. Water covering the roadway contributed to an accident on County Road 12 west of County Road 65. Low-lying areas across the city experienced temporary flooding. Residents in the Glen Lakes/Doc McDuffie area were without power briefly. Crews from local utility companies worked during the storm to repair downed lines and restore power.
“This was a warm up for what is forecasted to be a very active hurricane season. I encourage all our residents to review their hurricane plans with their families and gather all necessary supplies before we have our next event,” said Foley Mayor John Koniar.
At Graham Creek Nature Preserve, Leslie Gahagan, park director, reports that limbs are down across the park and that high water levels caused by rains have the canoe launches at Graham Creek and Wolf Creek underwater.