Hurricane Sally update: Gulf Coast to flood, dangerous storm surge


Wind movements on the Louisiana coast have already crossed 90 mph.

Hurricane Sally is taking aim at the Gulf Coast where this dangerous storm rises and is historic and life-threatening.

Sally is expected to creep very slowly across the northern Gulf of Mexico over the next 24 hours, causing a landslide near Dauphin Island, Alabama on a coastal morning.

Wind leaks have already exceeded 90 mph on the Louisiana and Alabama coast.

The highest hurricane will likely occur near eastern Louisiana and Mobile Bay, Alabama, where the rise can reach 4 to 7 feet.

Hurricanes can also grow up to 4 feet in parts of Lake Pontcharten, Florida and Louisiana, located on the northern side of New Orleans.

Rainfall totals can reach up to 30 inches in Alabama and Florida Panahle.

Sally would then crawl inland over Alabama and Georgia.

Atlanta could see 6 to 12 inches of rain by the end of the week.

Florida police began closing the Pensacola Bay Bridge on Tuesday, which connects Pensacola to Pensacola Beach.

Pensacola police said, “We urge you to stay away from home and the road if you can.”

Alabama government K K Ivey ordered the beaches to be closed on Monday afternoon, saying she was “recommending an evacuation, especially to non-residents and those living in flood-affected areas south of I-10 . “

Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, Brian Hastings, said Tuesday, “Sally is a very dangerous and historic flooding event.” “If you’re in a low-lying area or a flood-prone area, reach a safe place.”

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell said residents outside the Leave Protection System should be evacuated.

In Hancock County, Mississippi, officials ordered a mandatory evacuation to the lowlands.

In Biloxi, Mississippi, casino resorts were ordered to close.

“We have two concerns,” Biloxi Mayor Andrew Gillich said on Monday. “First, that our residents are taking it seriously and have made preparations, and second, it is a slow-moving storm, meaning that we will see heavy flooding on the front banks and low-lying areas, especially along the riverside And bay. ”

“Residents need to make a plan and follow that plan,” he said.

Sally is the seventh hurricane so far this season; The average at this time is six.

Sally will be the third hurricane to land along the Gulf Coast this season.

The landslide will also be the fourth hurricane in the US this season. The last time the country had more than four hurricanes to make landfall was in 2005 when there were five including Hurricane Katrina.

The report was published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in the “Start Here, ABC News” daily news podcast.

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