Hurricane Sally is Being Called a ‘slow moving disaster’ Along Alabama/Florida Coasts


Alabama (WBAP/KLIF) – The center of Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama and Florida Panhandle early Wednesday morning but the storm is slamming other Gulf coast states with lots of rain and high winds.    Damaging winds already have taken a toll in both states.

“Nothing is going to go away anytime soon,” according to National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham. “The winds, the torrential rainfall, the slow movement and the storm surge — this is a dangerous situation all around.”

With Sally’s crawling pace — generally 3 mph — some areas already have gotten 15 inches of rain and could collect up to 35 inches by storm’s end; weather watchers are calling Sally a “slow-moving disaster.“.

Sally crossed land near Gulf Shores, Alabama, around 4:45 a.m. CT with sustained winds of 105 mph and higher gusts.

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio tells “Fox and Friends” his biggest concern with Sally is the flooding, as parts of Pensacola are underwater:

Some places in the path of the storm could see as much as 30 inches of rainfall.


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