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HURRICANE NATE VISITS

HURRICANE NATE VISITS THE GULF COAST Photo by Ben Raines/AL.com On the evening of October 7, 2017 and the morning of October 8, the storm surge and wave action from Hurricane Nate caused considerable damage to the popular pier at Gulf State Park. Photo by Brian Kelly/AL.com Hurricane Nate produced a storm surge of 5-7 feet on the Alabama coast. In this photo, a driver cautiously proceeds into a flooded Windmill Ridge Road in Gulf Shores on the morning of October 8.