As HurricaneSally makes landfall, edlavaCNN reports transformers are blowing up in Mobile, Alabama. “We saw big flashes of light blue light up the dark sky here... nearly 350,000 people already without power in the initial hours of this storm.”
Hurricane Sally roared into the Alabama and Florida Panhandle coasts early Wednesday, making landfall with damaging Category 2 winds and torrential rain that -- because of its agonizingly slow forward pace -- threatens catastrophic flooding for miles.
Sally crossed land near Gulf Shores, Alabama, around 4:45 a.m. CT with sustained winds of 105 mph and higher gusts.LIVE UPDATESWith 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.Damaging winds already have taken a toll in both states. Pieces of hazardous debris"have become too numerous to list," police in Pensacola, Florida, warned, urging drivers to stay off roads. The National Weather Service office in Mobile, Alabama, warned people to"hunker down."Nothing is going to go away anytime soon," National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told CNN."The winds, the torrential rainfall, the slow movement and the storm surge -- this is a dangerous situation all around."Read MoreOn Florida's Pensacola Beach, sounds of transformers exploding and metal scraping along the ground -- debris from torn roofs -- could be heard early Wednesday.Power has been knocked out for at least 459,000 customers in Alabama and Florida alone, utility tracker PowerOutage.us reported.The National Weather Service office in Mobile declared a flash flood emergency for"severe threat to human life & catastrophic damage from a flash flood.""This is a LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!!" the NWS Mobile office tweeted. Rainfall totals of 10 to 35 inches are possible across parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, from Mobile Bay to Tallahassee, forecasters say.5 tropical cyclones are in the Atlantic at the same time for only the second time in historyThe storm's slow forward speed is expected to continue through Wednesday as it turns to the north and then northeast, taking with it strong winds and more flooding potential.Central Alabama and central Georgia could eventually see 4 to 12 inches of rain, with significant flash flooding possible. Parts of the Carolinas could receive 4 to 9 inches of rain by later in the week. Mandatory evacuations were ordered for much of the coast and low-lying areas from Mississippi to Florida, and shelters opened to accommodate evacuees. Florida's National Guard has activated 175 members to prepare for search-and-rescue operations, according to the Division of Emergency Management. Water repairs delayed Those in the path of Sally are also experiencing water outages as the storm makes conditions unsafe to repair busted utilities. Escambia County Utilities Authority issued an alert Tuesday that it's unable to respond to a significant water main break in Pensacola Beach due to storm conditions and bridge closures ahead of Sally. The water system had to be shut off at approximately 11 p.m. as storm surge and tide levels were expected to also inundate the sewer collection system, the authority stated.🌀 11pm Hurricane #Sally Update - Sally unfortunately continues to strengthen and maximum sustained winds are now at 90 mph. Hunker down, Gulf Coast.
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Hurricane Sally: ‘Devastating’ Rain Expected in Alabama, Mississippi, FloridaBecause of Hurricane Sally's sluggish speed, wind and rainfall are likely to batter and soak the northern Gulf Coast through Thursday, potentially triggering record-breaking freshwater flooding in some areas
Hurricane Sally shifts east, putting Mississippi and Alabama coasts in its crosshairsHurricane Sally formed Monday morning and appeared to shift east, placing Mississippi's and Alabama's entire coasts under a hurricane warning while veering away from Louisiana, where the southwest coast is still recovering from Hurricane Laura. Praying 🙏 Everybody loves an encore An off topic alert! There must have been some semblance of reason for 3.6 million Americans to have clicked this video clip despite seeing its adverse caption beforehand. Conclusion? They love Blue belt holder Biden. Trump = Trash 👇👇👇
Hurricane Sally update: How much rain, flooding will hit Mississippi and Alabama?The National Weather Service predicts 10 to 20 inches of rain across the region, with 'historic flooding possible.' 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Hurricane Sally storm surge floods Alabama beaches a day before expected landfallForecasters anticipate Hurricane Sally will make landfall on Wednesday morning as a Category 1 storm. Trump sharpie?’
Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, threatening record floodsBREAKING: Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as a slow-moving Cat. 2 storm, threatening Gulf coast with ‘catastrophic’ flooding and maximum winds of 105mph. Don't put your washing on the line today. Record temps . Aus., California, Greenland ice sheet melting And Now on to W for naming warm Atlantic Ocean Hurricanes. Better check what cheeky trees have been doing. Like Johnston, trump has brought an all time new low to the world. C19 200000 and 65000 dead and given up .
Hurricane Sally Barrels Into AlabamaSally made landfall on the Alabama coast as a Category 2 hurricane, with forecasters expecting life-threatening flooding along parts of the Gulf Coast. So this guy decided to bunker down and stay home and walk around his town so that first responders have to risk their lives when he screaming for help from the top of his roof? We are convinced that the USA is in apocalyptic times. LarryMadowo and Trevornoah please come back. With love, Motherland. Raining buckets