Hurricane Sally threatens Gulf Coast with a slow drenching

Sally upgraded to Category 1 hurricane as storm takes aim at Gulf Coast
Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 19:50:22-04

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A rapidly intensifying Hurricane Sally is closing in on the northern Gulf Coast.

The storm is threatening Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with high wind and possible flooding from storm surge and heavy rain. Sally reached Category 2 strength with sustained winds of 100 mph Monday afternoon.

Forecasters said winds would likely hit 110 mph by landfall, with the potential for as much as 2 feet of rain.

Sally is on a track that would take it past the tip of southeast Louisiana toward landfall on the Mississippi-Alabama state line late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

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