Joey Hollos, Wittichen

Hurricane Sally Strikes Alabama Coast October 9, 2020

October 15, 2020

Hurricane Sally was the first hurricane to make land fall in Alabama since 2004. It was a direct hit to Gulf Shores, Alabama on September 16, 2020. Some of the changes it brought was in the Perdido Key area the storm gouged three breaches into the eastern tip which then separated the isolated stretch of the barrier island into three small islands.

Joey Hollos, Wittichen
Joey Hollos

With over 14 HVAC /Refrigeration Supply companies in the area and home to countless industry professionals, it was a relief to learn the hurricane did relatively minor damage to the supply houses in the area. Not so fortunate were some of our associates in the industry.

In talking to Joey Hollos of Wittichen Supply in Gulf Shores, he stated while the business sustained no damage, the team all had storm damage at their homes. Brad Evans an employee there, suffered the worst of it when he lost part of his house to the storm. All employees were thankful they came through the storm with their health.

In Mobile, Arlen Murph of B&B Refrigeration Supplies stated that except for minor roof damage they sustained no damage. None of their employees and most of their customers have not reported any damage sustained. Very thankful no one was hurt.

Hurricane Sally did considerable damage to the Pensacola, Florida area with devastating rains. All of us are glad its over. We have about one month to go in hurricane season. Can’t wait for this year to end.