Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves provides update ahead of Hurricane Sally
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that’s enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Forecasters now expect landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday near the Alabama-Mississippi state line. Rainfall is increasing in the two states, where some coastal roads have been closed because of flooding.
Torrential flooding, rains and storm surge look to affect Pascagoula to Mobile and Pensacola as the track of Sally shifts east.
Rain totals of 15-20 inches are likely along the Alabama and Florida coast and a storm surge of up to 11 feet in those areas.
Hurricane force winds will arrive on the Gulf Coast Tuesday evening, along with heavy rains.
The storm will move northeast as an upper level trough and low pressure lift Sally away from the coast and weakens.
Sally will bring little effects to central Mississippi. Breezy conditions with a few showers possible Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued a state of emergency Sunday ahead of the storm. President Donald Trump quickly approved the declaration for Mississippi, along with parts of Louisiana and Alabama.
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