HURRICANE SALLY: Slams Gulf Coast


The National Hurricane Center warns that the slow-moving storm could still strengthen as the entire eyewall moves inland. There are already reports of downed trees, flooding and hundreds of thousands of power outages. The biggest concern is the amount of rain with Sally.

The National Hurricane Center warns that the slow-moving storm could still strengthen as the entire eyewall moves inland. There are already reports of downed trees, flooding and hundreds of thousands of power outages. The biggest concern is the amount of rain with Sally.

TeeRoy's 2 Cents:

  • It's the slow speed of this storm that is of greatest concern.
  • Torrential rain could fall non-stop for 12 hours.
  • There are some localized areas that could receive 30 inches of rain.

Hurricane Sally made landfall this morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama as a category 2 storm packing winds of 105 mph and dumping a catastrophic amount of rain.

The National Hurricane Center warns that the slow-moving storm could still strengthen as the entire eyewall moves inland. There are already reports of downed trees, flooding and hundreds of thousands of power outages. The biggest concern is the amount of rain with Sally. Forecasters say as much as 20 inches of rain could fall in some areas from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi, which would cause "historic life-threatening flash flooding." (The Weather Channel)

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