Ft. Morgan Beach Update 08/20/10

What a beautiful afternoon in Ft. Morgan.  It is warm but their is a nice breeze coming off of the water and we saw lots of fish jumping and we even saw a small pod of Dolphin off the beach.  Which we are so excited to see.  We see a few cleanup crews down near the Fort, today cleaning up tar balls.  Our beach is looking really nice and we had some friends help us out with our beach update this morning!  Thanks Bryn and Diane for taking the time out of your trip to help us with our video today!  We hope you get to come back soon!!! Ft. Morgan Beach Update 08/20/10

Ft. Morgan Beach Update 08/19/10

Good afternoon friends!!!!  It is a beautifully warm day on the beach with crystal clear water and blue sky.  We have had rain every day for a couple of weeks and it is great to see the sunshine this afternoon. 
Ft. Morgan Beach Update 08/19/10
We are changing or video updates a bit.  Instead of a daily beach up date we will continue to give you beach information, and add in helpful hints, vacation tips, exploring area amenities, Ft. Morgan events and special happenings, and adventures with Tara and Katie!  If there is any information you want us to get out on video send us a message.  We will see you soon!

Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update 07/7/10

Good Afternoon everyone.  It is a perfect beautiful beach day.  Warm but not too warm, a little bit of a breeze white sand and clear water.  We see cleaning crews on the land and in the water making sure all is beautiful  for the visitors and locals alike.  Their are a handful of people enjoying the beach this afternoon.  We are hoping to join them soon!!

Unfortunately, Fish and wildlife packed up the sea turtle nest early last night, so I was unable to get a video.  I am hoping to get one for you in the future.  Until then enjoy our video today and we hope to see you soon!

Ft. Morgan Oil Leak Update 07/17/10 from Sunset Properties

06/23/10 Ft. Morgan Oil leak Update from Sunset Properties

Good afternoon everyone!  It is another beautiful beach day.  There is a cool breeze and big waves today.  The water is still beautifully clear, and a few folks are enjoying the water, despite the ban on swimming.  People can’t seem to resist getting in the beautiful water.
06/23/10 Ft. Morgan Oil Leak update from Sunset Properties
We wanted to let you know if you are considering coming down for July 1st we have a very limited number of Jimmy buffet tickets that we can offer with a rental for that long weekend.  Like I said we have a VERY limited number so when they are gone they are gone!  We hope to see y’all soon.

06/17/10 Ft. Morgan oil Leak update from the Dunes Beach

Good morning everyone! Sorry about yesterday.  I took the day off and the office was really busy and unable to make a video in my place.  I am back to day and things are just as lovely as when I left.  I spent a lot of time on the beach this morning talking to different families and people who are here.  everyone I spoke to is having a great time still the only thing they would change is a little bit of breeze because it is so warm.   
06/17/10 Ft. Morgan oil leak update by Sunset Properties from The Dunes Beach
The water is amazingly clear, I was able to see fish and seashells in the water from the shore.  the water has been so calm people are floating on rafts and getting great tans!  The kids are running through the water scooping up whatever creatures they see and taking a closer look. 

There is a clean up crew on the beach this morning.  They cleaned up some debris that was found with oil on it.  It was mostly seaweed and the larger seaweed plants that typically wash up this time of year.  The beach is beautiful, and there is absolutely no smell today.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Ft. Morgan, The Dunes Beach Oil Leak update 06/10/10

Good morning everyone!  Another beautiful day on the Dunes Beach in Ft. Morgan.  The crowds are not huge but the people who are out are enjoying the beach.  I have a couple of videos for you one from yesterday afternoon about what people are finding on the beach and one from that morningWhat we found In the water and on the beach 06/09/10,  the Anderson Family were kind enough to let me film them enjoying the beach this morning. Ft. Morgan, The Dunes Beach, Oil Leak Update 06/10/10  We see just a little bit of seaweed floating around but mostly I see kids and families in the water and having a great time.  We hope to see soon!

Ft. Morgan Oil Spill Update 05/21/10

It is another beautiful day at the beach!!! We wish you were here.  We have great reports for the weekend.  Come fill your lungs with some fresh salt air and work on your tan while you rest on our sugar white beaches.  Below I have posted the most recent update from the visitors bureau and some photos Tara took today, the water is amazing today. It is so clear you just want to jump in.  See you soon!!!

To date, no oil has reached the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and according to NOAA, none is expected for at least the next 72 hours. At its closest point, the slick is still approximately 40-50 miles from the western end of our island. See the current NOAA map and forecast here. The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Department of Environmental Management have stated that there is no foreseeable need to close beaches and, short of a drastic change, they have no plans to do so.

  • An erroneous e-mail has been circulated stating that Governor Riley had ordered the beaches closed. That e-mail is false. A press release from the Governor’s office verifying that the beaches ARE open was issued Monday, May 17th. Click here to read the release.
  • Although NOAA has closed commercial fishing in a limited area of the gulf between the Mississippi River and Pensacola Bay, there is a large area of the gulf still open. Charter boats are leaving Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan every day to fish areas up to 25-30 miles out and in our inshore waters. To view a map of the closed area, go to https://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/.
  • All appropriate protective measures, including oil-absorbing booms, are being placed along beaches, bays, inlets, and sensitive areas in an effort to keep oil from reaching Alabama’s shoreline. National, state and local response teams are deployed at sites along the coast to deal with local effects.
  • We will continue to monitor the situation and post information pertinent to our local area at gulfshores.com and orangebeach.com as they become available. (Click the yellow link at the top of the page.)