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Sally is Life Threatening Category 2 Storm now and Expected Flash Flood in Gulf Coast

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The hurricane Sally has now became stronger category 2 storm with 100 mph and is now became little strongest and would be more stronger tonight according to NHC. 

 Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Hurricane-Force Winds, and Flash Flooding Likely Along Portions of the Northern Gulf Coast Starting Tonight and Tuesday. 

Sally is one of five active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. The others are Hurricane Paulette, tropical storms Teddy and Vicky and tropical depression Rene.

The storm was on a track to brush by the southeastern tip of Louisiana and then blow ashore late Tuesday or early Wednesday near the Mississippi-Alabama state line for what could be a long, slow and ruinous drenching.

The system is forecast to make landfall along the Mississippi coast late Tuesday into early Wednesday. We have the latest details on the timing and impacts with our around-the-clock storm coverage; The Weather Channel updated.

There has already been some flooding in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama on Monday.

In coastal Mississippi, water spilled onto roads, lawns and docks well before the storm’s arrival. Sally was expected to bring a surge of 10 feet or more.

The town of Kiln, Mississippi, where many homes sit high on stilts along the Jourdan River and its tributaries, was under a mandatory evacuation order, and it appeared most residents obeyed. Many of them moved their cars and boats to higher ground before clearing out.

Mandatory evacuations are already underway for low-lying areas along the Gulf Coast. Sally is forecast to make landfall tonight with ‘life-threatening’ storm surges and rain up to 20 inches.

Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, which is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, said Sally could impact the southeast part of the state and told residents to be prepared.

"Be smart and be safe," he tweeted.

The governors of Alabama and Mississippi both declared a state of emergency ahead of the approaching storm.


Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said Hurricane Sally was expected to make landfall around Biloxi at 2:00 am (0600 GMT) on Wednesday.

"The storm surge projections continue to be worrisome with anywhere from five to eight feet (1.5 to 2.4 meters) of coastal surge," Reeves said.



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