Hurricane Sally hit the coast. Alabama faces a «catastrophic» flood

Hurricane Sally hit the coast. Alabama faces a «catastrophic» flood

Hurricane Sally hit the Alabama coast as a Category 2 hurricane. Early Wednesday morning, it brought heavy rain, winds and floods.

Hundreds of thousands of people were reportedly left without electricity due to the slow moving storm. The Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey (R) warned that evacuation of local residents may be required.

“My colleagues from Alabama, #HurricaneSally is no joke. We are witnessing a record flood that will possibly break the historical record. As the water level rises, so does the risk of human loss, ”Ivy wrote on Twitter.

The sun is now up and we can see some of the damage left behind in Gulf Shores. The pictures were taken near Hwy 59 and Beach Blvd. #HurricaneSally #Sally #alwx @ FOX10News

— Tyler Fingert (@TylerFingert) September 16, 2020

“#HurricaneSally could cause serious damage to the Gulf Coast and other parts of the country. I strongly recommend that you evacuate in the strongest possible manner and seek refuge as quickly as possible. »

National Hurricane Center (NHC) officials have warned of the danger of a dangerous inland rise from the coastline over the next 12 hours in a region stretching from Fort Morgan, Alabama to Bay and Walton counties.

BREAKING: St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis just reported the ring levees in the Woodlake-Delacroix area have been over topped by the storm surge from Hurricane Sally. He said, «We just lost the levees.» Water is now flowing over Delacroix Highway. @WWLTV

— Paul Murphy (@PMurphyWWL) September 15, 2020

Other NHC officials told The Associated Press that the fallout could be «catastrophic and life-threatening» due to the slow speed at which Sally was traveling.

“Sally has a characteristic that is rarely seen, namely slow speed, which will make flooding worse,” Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport told AP in a statement.