Hurricane Sally prevents floods along the Gulf Coast from being “catastrophic and life-threatening”

Hurricane Sally prevents floods along the Gulf Coast from being "catastrophic and life-threatening"

Hurricane Sally is closing the Gulf Coast at a slow pace and causing heavy rainfall – continuing to wreak havoc on parts of the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama “destructive and deadly.” National Hurricane Center.

Sally’s eye reached 105 kilometers per hour in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the form of a hurricane near the Gulf of Shores in Alabama. It sped up in the hours before hitting the shore.

By mid-Wednesday Wednesday, the eye was about 30 miles northwest of Pensacola, Florida, with winds of 70 miles per hour.

Forecasters said the storm is now moving northeast at 5 miles per hour, maintaining a very slow speed which means there could be about three feet of rain in some places and the storm Increases can exceed seven feet. Rain is already being measured in feet – not inches – and tornadoes are likely in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

“On the forecast track, Sally’s epicenter will cross much of the western Florida subdivision and southeastern Alabama from early Thursday, depart from Central Georgia on Thursday, and depart from South Carolina on Thursday night,” the National Hurricane said. Says the center.

The storm is expected to weaken this afternoon and tonight as it moves further inland, becoming a hot market by Thursday morning.

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Trent Airhart swept through the floodwaters on September 16, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida.

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