PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally has lumbered ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, with top winds of 105 mph.
Our prayers are with all of those in areas affected by Hurricane Sally. If you are in the path of the Hurricane, we urge you to heed the guidance of local officials and stay safe!
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— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) September 16, 2020
The coast is being pummeled with sideways rain and beach-covering storm surges. Sally’s northern eyewall raked the Gulf Coast for hours before the center finally made landfall, delivering punishing wind and rain from Pensacola Beach, Florida, westward to Dauphin Island, Alabama.
The National Hurricane Center says Sally will cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.
— Rob Marciano (@RobMarciano) September 16, 2020
More than 500,000 homes and businesses are without power between Sally and Hurricane Laura’s aftermath in Louisiana.