MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Heavy rains are causing flooding in southwest Alabama as remnants of Hurricane Patricia move across the northern Gulf Coast.
Police warned drivers to stay off flooded roads south of Mobile on Monday, particularly around the parkway leading to Dauphin Island.
Flooding also was reported on the causeway linking Mobile and Spanish Fort across Mobile Bay and in southern Mobile County around Coden, a hub for boat building and seafood.
The National Weather Service says as much as 4 inches of rain already has fallen in the area, and another 2 inches is possible.
Beach erosion could become a problem with winds gusting to as high as 40 mph and waves as large as 12 feet predicted through Tuesday. Sand is blowing across coastal roads and parking lots in tourist areas.