September 19, 2021
Business

Causeway businesses look to reopen after days of flooding

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) – On Tuesday morning it was tough to tell where the water starts and where it ends on the causeway, but by mid-morning most of the water had receded giving hope to business owners who are ready to reopen. 

“We deal with flooding a lot,” said Pete Blohme who owns Ed’s Seafood Shed.

Hurricane Ida pushed water from Mobile Bay onto the causeway by Sunday morning as the strong category 4 storm made landfall to the west. In some spots, the water rose a few feet as the storm surge took over the causeway.

Businesses closed Saturday night and prepped for what Ida could bring to the Gulf Coast. Luckily, no major damage was reported along the causeway. By lunchtime, on Tuesday all lanes of traffic reopened.

“It’s so unpredictable. You pray for the best and prepare for the worst,” Blohme added.

His restaurant weathered the storm,…

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