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    LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. While the cleanup pressed on, the record-shattering hurricane season notched another milestone: Forecasters ran out of traditional names for storms after three new systems formed in about six hours. That forced them to begin using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s. In Loxley, Alabama, Catherine Williams lost power and some of her roof to Sally. The storm also destroyed three pecan trees in her yard that...
    PENSACOLA, FLA. - Residents across the Gulf Coast are beginning to clean up and assess the damage after Hurricane Sally battered parts of Alabama and Florida. Todd Caroline, a pastor in Pensacola, Fla., thanked God, despite having a large tree across his roof. The powerful wind and rain from Hurricane Sally had split the tree in three and sent it crashing through Caroline’s home, narrowly missing where his three young sons were sleeping. “It could’ve went through, all the way through. It could have landed on my boys,” Caroline said. “I’m just thankful, very thankful that God saved my boys.” CLEANUP EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY IN PENSACOLA, FLA. AFTER HURRICANE SALLY SLAMS GULF COAST Inside his home, a portion of his ceiling was exposed and had...
    Hurricane Sally damage: Alabama governor, Its really, really bad McDonalds Travis Scott Meal proves to be popular, leading to shortages and upcoming change Watson rallies in US Open with home, hurricane on mind Bubba Watson was outside New York city preparing for the first round of the U.S. Open when Hurricane Sally made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, where he grew up and now lives again. © Provided by Associated Press Bubba Watson, of the United States, lines up his putt on the fifth green during the second round of the US Open Golf Championship, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) “The first text I sent my wife is, ‘Should I come home?’ Because golf...
    (CNN)Alabama governor Kay Ivey flew over the coastal areas of the state on Friday to view the destruction left by Hurricane Sally."I'm sure it could be worse. But what I've seen this morning in the flyover, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, it's really, really bad," Ivey said. Governor Kay Ivey visited Alabama's coastal areas impacted by Hurricane Sally on Friday.Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 hurricane and left a swatch of destruction across the state. The storm flooded neighborhoods, submerged homes and left thousands of residents without power. On Friday morning Alabama Power said power restoration had been completed in central and southeast Alabama but now "all efforts are focused on...
    Parents knowingly sent child to school with COVID-19, forcing 29 students to quarantine 5 Major Changes Youll See at Starbucks Moving Forward Golf is golf: Bubba Watson (69) keeps perspective after Hurricane Sally hits home MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Bubba Watson was closing in on the day’s best round at Winged Foot when his efforts unraveled in a New York minute with a double bogey-6 at the 18th hole. © Provided by Golf Channel For some, the late lapse would have been reason to spend the afternoon throwing things at a hotel wall. But for Watson, who still shot 1-under 69, one of just two under-par rounds from Friday’s morning wave, he was strangely at ease following his round. “To...
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A second death from Hurricane Sally was reported Friday in Alabama, where the storm sloshed ashore Wednesday, brining wind and flooding rain. Baldwin County coroner Dr. Brian Pierce said the death in the Foley area and was of someone who was involved in storm cleanup. He gave no other details on the death. Another person in the county died Wednesday morning as the hurricane was blowing through in an apparent drowning. And in Florida, authorities were looking for a missing kayaker who was feared dead, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for the man who went out on the day of the storm, he said. “We’ve been telling everyone...
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — 2nd death related to Hurricane Sally reported; officials say it was someone involved in storm cleanup. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PHOTO VIA NHCGov. Ron DeSantis said expeditious recovery efforts were underway Thursday afternoon, with power restored to about 40,000 of the 250,000 Northwest Florida homes put in the dark Wednesday by Hurricane Sally. After an aerial tour of the storm-drenched western Panhandle, DeSantis said he expects the impacts to be more severe than what he could see from above as much of the anticipated damage is from water. In addition to heavy rain, storm surge reportedly topped five feet. “I think you're going to have to really just get boots on the ground to get the full impact of what happened,” DeSantis said. “Clearly, there were definitely still some areas where it was obvious that you had some major flooding....
    (Reuters) - Over 328,000 homes and businesses were still without power early Friday in Florida and Alabama after Hurricane Sally smashed into the Gulf Coast early Wednesday, according to local utilities. That is down from over 614,000 customers affected by the storm as utilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia restore power now that Sally's remnants have moved on. NextEra Energy Inc's Gulf Power utility in Florida said it has already restored service to about 148,000 customers. The utility still has about 137,000 without power. In Louisiana, which was not hit by Sally, about 44,000 customers were still without power in the southwestern part of the state since Hurricane Laura hit the coast in late August. Entergy Corp, which still has...
    PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP – High winds, surging floodwaters, and driving rain from Sally wreaked havoc across the western Florida Panhandle and eastern Alabama. A slow moving Sally came ashore early Wednesday morning near the Florida-Alabama line with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching. Moving at just 3 mph, or about as fast as a person can walk, the storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. close to Gulf Shores, Alabama, about 30 miles from Pensacola, Florida. It accelerated to a light jog as it battered the Pensacola and Mobile, Alabama, metropolitan areas encompassing nearly 1...
    Hurricane Sally didn't just bring massive floods and downed power lines to the Gulf Coast -- it also left a few natural dangers in its wake. Tina Bennett, who lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, shared video with CBS affiliate WKRG of a giant alligator swimming through the waters surging outside her residence after Sally made landfall on Wednesday. "Oh my god, this is outside of our window!" Bennett can be heard saying in the video. "It is a 10 or 12-foot alligator!"   Our yard on Plash Island in Gulf Shores We have been surrounded by water, alligators, and poisonous snakesPosted by Tina Lambert Bennett on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 "We have been surrounded by water, alligators, and poisonous snakes," she...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials announced Thursday that the state had deployed two teams of 911 emergency response personnel to Alabama to support local responders managing the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. “We are proud of the dedicated Tennesseans who have selflessly answered the call to help our neighbors during their time of need,” said Patrick Sheehan, director of Tennessee's Emergency Management Agency, in a statement. “We continue to support the critical needs of Alabama whose communities have been devastated by this storm.” According to the release, 12 members representing Bradley and Hamilton counties and Tennessee Highway Patrol to Alabama for nine days to provide telecommunications support. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category...
    New drone video captured the mess Hurricane Sally left behind on Alabama’s coastline after tearing through early Wednesday morning with 105 mph winds, torrential rainfall and a powerful storm surge. The storm tore apart buildings, hurled boats and debris around, and dumped as much as 30 inches of rain in southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle before downgrading to a tropical storm Wednesday. It continued to weaken to a post-tropical depression Thursday as it moved northeast. The wall of a residential high-rise building was sheared completely off in the storm, leaving multiple levels exposed, the video shows. Sally tore through bedrooms and furniture, leaving dresser drawers open and bedding unraveled, the video shows. ELDERLY FLORIDA COUPLE TRAPPED IN ATTIC RESCUED FROM FLOOD BY...
    By Jay Reeves, Angie Wang and Bobby Caina Calvan | Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. — Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains. Across southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, homeowners and businesses began cleaning up, and officials inspected bridges and highways for safety, a day after Sally rolled through with 105 mph winds, a surge of seawater and 1 to 2½ feet of rain in many places before it began to break up. Sally’s remnants were over South Carolina on Thursday afternoon and were expected to...
    CANTONMENT, Fla. -- The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote "IN ATTIC HELP" on the front door. So Hulgan's 84-year-old husband resorted to his best emergency signal: an ear-splitting whistle.The noise rose above the din, and a firefighter on a Jet Ski soon rescued the couple and their two dogs off the front stoop of their brick home.The Florida couple was trapped in their home after Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with 105 mph (165 kph) winds. At least one death has been attributed to the storm.Now comes the tough part for Elaine and Jack Hulgan - filing insurance claims, dealing with two flooded cars, finding temporary...
    CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the front door, so Hulgan’s 84-year-old husband resorted to his best emergency signal: an ear-splitting whistle. The noise rose above the din, and a firefighter on a Jet Ski soon rescued the couple and their two dogs off the front stoop of their brick home. The Florida couple was trapped in their home after Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with 105 mph (165 kph) winds. At least one death has been attributed to the storm. Now comes the tough part for Elaine and Jack Hulgan — filing insurance claims, dealing with two...
    © Dan AndersonA flooded parking space in Alabama Port, this Tuesday. Part of a bridge collapsed in Pensacola, Florida, when 30 inches of rain and a storm surge turned streets into rivers on Wednesday, after Hurricane Sally hit the Gulf Coast. Although downgraded to a tropical storm since Wednesday afternoon, Sally’s strong winds whipped through Alabama and Florida as the center moved over the Panhandle. And they are still causing torrential rains in both states. Tropical Depression #Sally Advisory 24: Sally Still Causing Torrential Rains Over Eastern Alabama And Western Georgia. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc – National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 17, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js In Pensacola, Florida, a section of the Pensacola Bay...
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Homeowners and businesses along the soggy Gulf Coast began cleaning up Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Sally, even as the region braced for a delayed, second round of flooding in the coming days from rivers and creeks swollen by the storm's heavy rains.In hard-hit Pensacola and surrounding Escambia County, where Sally's floodwaters surged through downtown streets and lapped at car door handles on Wednesday before receding, authorities went door-to-door to check on residents and warn them the danger wasn't over."We are not out of the woods yet," said Escambia County emergency manager Eric Gilmore.With the Florida Panhandle and Alabama on alert, Sally's rainy remnants pushed farther inland across the Southeast, causing flooding in Georgia and threatening...
    Hurricane Sally was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved northeast Thursday, where some areas are expecting more than a foot of rain. Sally touched down Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 2 storm with winds as high as 105 mph, Reuters reported. Several communities were flooded and left damaged by the storm, including in Pensacola, Florida, which experienced more than 2 feet of rain Wednesday. More than 570,000 Florida homes and businesses were left without power and storm-damaged roads and bridges impeded travel across the area. Luis A. Sanabria puts plywood over the windows of a business in the historic French Quarter before the possible arrival of Hurricane Sally on September 14, 2020 in New Orleans,...
    PENSACOLA, Florida – Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally threatened Thursday to exacerbate hardship for some residents of northeast Florida and southern Alabama, with debris from the storm expected to discharge up to 1 foot of water and carry flood risk to Georgia and the carolinas. Residents on the coast, meanwhile, were seeing how to begin recovery after a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped off roofs, cut off power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors in flooded areas to remain vigilant as the hurricane’s water receded, as downpours further north were expected to cause overflows in rivers in the northeastern part of...
    (CNN)Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning, exactly 16 years to the day Hurricane Ivan made landfall in 2004, and on the same point on Alabama's Gulf Coast.High winds and torrential rain poured on Alabama's Gulf Coast and the Florida panhandle. Despite the category 2 hurricane having been downgraded to a tropical depression at landfall, it still managed to wreak havoc, taking down power lines and turning streets into rivers, which swallowed up homes. The slow crawling storm dumped four months' worth of rain on parts of Florida within four hours and still threatens much of the southeastern US.Various non-profit organizations are responding to assist first responders, displaced residents and to help with long-term recovery. To support all the organizations, click...
    Pensacola, Florida has been left shaken by Hurricane Sally, which left parts of the marina submerged and caused the destruction of a major bridge. NBC News’ Sam Brock evaluated the damage on MSNBC Thursday, noting “there is a pretty wide spectrum in terms of the type of damage of what we’ve seen.” “Roofs that have been sheared right off of houses, trees uprooted, aluminum and vinyl sidings were wrapped around objects downtown. But I would say the marina here in Pensacola may be the most jaw-dropping,” Brock declared, adding, “I was just talking to a couple of the owners here who are assessing the damage of this shed. They run a sailing academy. You can see the side of...
    Clinton and Randal Ream with their son Saylor and daughter Nayvie and two neighbors Aubrey Miller and Harmony Morgan at their home in a small trailer park in West Pensacola. The area received a lot of damage after Hurricane Sally came through as a category 2 hurricane in Pensacola, La. on September 16th, 2020.Bryan Tarnowski | The Washington Post via Getty Images Hurricane Sally moved northeast on Thursday after causing massive flooding and destruction on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall in Alabama yesterday as a slow-moving Category 2 hurricane before tearing through the Florida Panhandle, where it pummeled the city of Pensacola with more than two feet of rain. The National Weather Service warned that river flooding will be...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Devika Krishna Kumar and Catherine Koppel Hurricane Sally moved northeast on Thursday, where it was expected to bring more than a foot of rain to some areas, one day after it flooded streets and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Sally made landfall early on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with winds clocked at 105 mph (169 kph), making it a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity. As of late Wednesday, it was moving north at 12 mph (19 km per hour) after being downgraded to...
    Hurricane Sally weakened to a tropical depression with winds down to about 35 mph — but continued to dump torrential rains over wide stretches of eastern Alabama and western Georgia after leaving at least one person dead and another missing, according to reports. Sally blew ashore as a Category 2 hurricane early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with winds of 105 mph. It was later downgraded to a tropical storm and then weakened further into a tropical depression late in the day as it plodded along at 9 mph on a path that will lead it to South Carolina on Thursday night, according to CNN. Almost 500,000 homes and businesses remained without power early Thursday across Florida and Alabama. Despite...
    Hurricanes and wildfires across the U.S. have been revealed in an image captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite. The satellite captured the true-color image on Sept. 15, according to the space agency, which noted “the fires in the West, the smoke from those fires drifting over the country, several hurricanes converging from different angles, and Hurricane Sally making landfall.” LIVE UPDATES: SALLY WEAKENS TO TROPICAL DEPRESSION, STILL CAUSING 'TORRENTIAL RAINS Sally sloshed ashore Wednesday morning on the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane. It has since weakened to a tropical depression but is moving across the South, dumping rain. The hurricane has caused at least two deaths. Wildfires devastating the western U.S. can also be clearly seen in the satellite image. ...
    Rivers in Florida and Alabama are rising Thursday after Hurricane Sally blasted the region, leaving at least two dead as the storm's remnants spread the threat of flooding and tornadoes across the Southeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office in Mobile, Ala., said rivers in the Florida Panhandle and parts of Alabama continue to rise from all the rain, with several at major flood stage. "Rivers in Alabama continue to rise especially in Escambia county Alabama near Brewton," the NWS said. SALLY SPREADS 'TORRENTIAL' RAINS OVER SOUTHEAST, TEDDY TO BECOME MAJOR HURRICANE ON WAY TO BERMUDA At a news conference Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors in flooded areas that they would need to remain vigilant as water from...
    PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP – High winds, surging floodwaters, and driving rain from Sally wreaked havoc across the western Florida Panhandle and eastern Alabama. A slow moving Sally came ashore early Wednesday morning near the Florida-Alabama line with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching. Moving at just 3 mph, or about as fast as a person can walk, the storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. close to Gulf Shores, Alabama, about 30 miles from Pensacola, Florida. It accelerated to a light jog as it battered the Pensacola and Mobile, Alabama, metropolitan areas encompassing nearly 1...
    More than 500,000 residents in the coastal areas of the states of Alabama and Florida were without power Thursday after Hurricane Sally blew over the region, leaving a trail of destruction. Sally made landfall early Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane near city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and slowly made its way across the state and into Florida’s panhandle region.  The storm’s 165 kilometer-per-hour winds and torrential rains flooded several small towns, knocked down power lines and destroyed homes and businesses. Tony Kennon, the mayor of Orange Beach, Alabama, told news outlets the storm left one resident dead and another missing.  Floodwaters move on the street, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf...
    (Reuters) - Almost 500,000 homes and businesses remained without power early Thursday in Florida and Alabama after Hurricane Sally smashed into the Gulf Cost early Wednesday, according to local utilities. That is down from over 614,000 customers affected by the storm as utilities in Florida and Alabama restore power now that Sally's remnants have moved onto Georgia. Outages in Georgia are slowly rising. NextEra Energy Inc's Gulf Power utility in Florida has already restored about 82,000 customers. The utility still has about 209,000 without power. In Louisiana, which was not hit by Sally, about 50,000 customers were still without power in the southwestern part of the state since Hurricane Laura hit the coast in late August. Entergy Corp ,...
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A task force based in Memphis, Tennessee, has sent team members to Oregon to help with the wildfires and to Mississippi to assist in recovery efforts related to Hurricane Sally. Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said Wednesday that four K-9 handlers and their dog partners with the Tennessee Task Force arrived late Tuesday in Salem, Oregon, to help firefighters and other first responders with wildfires in the area. Cooke said 45 members of the task force with the ability to work on water rescues arrived in Hammond, Louisiana, earlier this week. The team of firefighters, paramedics, doctors, engineers and K-9 handlers have since been moved to Meridian, Mississippi, where they are awaiting orders to respond...
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm's remnants were forecast to dump up to a foot of rain and spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas.Coastal residents, meanwhile, looked to begin the recovery from a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped roofs off buildings, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person.Sally's pathSally continues to weaken as it moves over the South after hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane but is still a dangerous rainmaker as it moves into Georgia on a path to the Carolinas.The tropical depression's...
    A weakened Sally is bringing the risk of flooding across the Southeast on Thursday as another storm in the Atlantic Ocean is gathering strength. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its final advisory on Sally early Thursday, saying the center of the storm was located near Montgomery, Ala., packing 30 mph winds with movement northeast at 12 mph. "Tropical Depression Sally still producing torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western and central Georgia," the NHC said. 2020 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON IS RUNNING OUT OF NAMES, SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Sally continues to weaken as it moves across the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic before it gets picked up by a cold front and out to sea on Saturday. Floodwaters...
    PENSACOLA, Florida – Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally threatened Thursday to exacerbate hardship for some residents of northeast Florida and southern Alabama, with debris from the storm expected to discharge up to 1 foot of water and carry flood risk to Georgia and the carolinas. Residents on the coast, meanwhile, were seeing how to begin recovery after a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped off roofs, cut off power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors in flooded areas to remain vigilant as the hurricane’s water receded, as downpours further north were expected to cause overflows in rivers in the northeastern part of...
    PENSACOLA, Florida – Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally threatened Thursday to exacerbate hardship for some residents of northeast Florida and southern Alabama, with debris from the storm expected to discharge up to 1 foot of water and carry flood risk to Georgia and the carolinas. Residents on the coast, meanwhile, were seeing how to begin recovery after a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped off roofs, cut off power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors in flooded areas to remain vigilant as the hurricane’s water receded, as downpours further north were expected to cause overflows in rivers in the northeastern part of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The National Hurricane Center has issued its last advisory for Tropical Storm Sally which continues to drop torrential rain over eastern Alabama and western and central Georgia. At 5 a.m., the center of the storm was about 50 miles southeast of Montgomery, Alabama. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 12 mph, and a northeastward to east-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected into Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Sally will move across southeastern Alabama Thursday morning, over central GeorgiaThusday afternoon and evening, and move over South Carolina late Thursday night into Friday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the...
    Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm's remnants were forecast to dump up to a foot of rain and spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. Sally weakened to a tropical depression late Wednesday and picked up speed. By early Thursday, it was producing torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western and central Georgia. Forecasters say tornadoes are possible Thursday across southern Georgia and northern Florida. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson said, "We could see up to a half foot in spots throughout the day into early tomorrow." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The National Weather...
    Hurricane Sally moved northeast Thursday, where it was expected to bring more than a foot of rain to some areas, one day after it flooded streets and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Sally made landfall early on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity. As of late Wednesday, it was moving north at 9 mph (15 km per hour) after being downgraded to a tropical depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, with maximum winds of 35 mph (55 kmh). The storm is believed to have killed one person in Alabama. "We had a body wash up, we believe...
    By Devika Krishna Kumar and Catherine Koppel PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Sally moved northeast Thursday, where it was expected to bring more than a foot of rain to some areas, one day after it flooded streets and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Sally made landfall early on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity. As of late Wednesday, it was moving north at 9 mph (15 km per hour) after being downgraded to a tropical depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, with maximum winds of 35 mph (55 kmh). The storm is believed to have killed one...
    (CNN)Sally threatened the Southeast with torrential rains and misery Thursday after its floodwaters swallowed up homes, downed power lines and turned streets into rivers in Florida and Alabama. At least one person is dead and one is missing after Sally blew ashore as a Category 2 hurricane early Wednesday in Alabama, Mayor Tony Kennon of Orange Beach told CNN affiliate WSFA. Its torrential rains and howling winds left more than 510,000 customers without power in Alabama and Florida early Thursday.Sally is the fourth hurricane to make landfall in the United States this year after Hanna, Isaias and Laura -- the most to hit by the same date in 16 years. It was downgraded into a tropical storm after landfall then...
    Part of a bridge collapsed in Pensacola, Florida, when 30 inches of rain and a storm surge turned streets into rivers on Wednesday, after Hurricane Sally hit the Gulf Coast. Although downgraded to a tropical storm since Wednesday afternoon, Sally’s strong winds whipped through Alabama and Florida as the center moved over the Panhandle. And they are still causing torrential rains in both states. Tropical Depression #Sally Advisory 24: Sally Still Causing Torrential Rains Over Eastern Alabama And Western Georgia. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc – National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 17, 2020 In Pensacola, Florida, a section of the Pensacola Bay Bridge collapsed and the city center was largely under water. The hurricane killed at least one...
    Hurricane Sally appears to have brought more than just fierce winds, flooding, and a dangerous storm surge. Alabama resident, Tina Bennett, captured video of a giant alligator swimming in the water just outside of her Gulf Shores home on Wednesday. "Oh my god, this is outside of our window!" Bennett exclaimed in a video posted on Twitter by WKRG-TV meteorologist Thomas Geboy. "It is a 10 or 12-foot alligator!" ALABAMA CHURCH STEEPLE TOPPLED AS SALLY TEARS THROUGH MOBILE Geboy noted that the massive reptile was another reason to shelter in place until floodwaters recede. "Not only are there downed power lines, but there’s also displaced wildlife," he wrote. In addition to the gator, an eel was also captured swimming on the side of a highway in Orange Beach, Ala.,...
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally’s rains threatened more misery for some residents of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm’s remnants were forecast to dump as much as a foot of rain and spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. Coastal residents, meanwhile, looked to begin the recovery from a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped roofs off buildings, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents and visitors in flooded areas that they would need to remain vigilant as water from the hurricane subsides, because heavy rains to the north were expected to cause...
    GULF SHORES, Ala. -- In a single day, Sally has once again downgraded; this time to a tropical depressionA slow-moving Hurricane Sally made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday morning, threatening dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.The storm hit Gulf Shores, Alabama, at approximately 6 a.m. as a Category 2 hurricane. As of 2 p.m., Tropical Storm Sally is moving northeast at 9 mph with winds up to 35 mph.Forecasters say that the storm's speed, not its strength, puts communities in its path in jeopardy.As of Wednesday morning, the storm is headed north-northwest at a dawdling 3 miles per hour, a pace that's likely to dump an incredible amount of...
    Hurricane Sally has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it is battering the Gulf Coast with high winds and torrential rain, making it still a “catastrophic and life-threatening” flood event, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Associated Press reported on the storm: The storm’s eye crossed over land near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph. As of Wednesday afternoon, the eye was about 30 miles west-northwest of Pensacola, Florida, with winds of 70 mph. The storm is now creeping north-northeast at 5 mph, maintaining an excruciatingly slow pace, which means it could produce nearly three feet of rain in some areas and storm surges as high as seven feet....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Depression Sally is still causing torrential rains over eastern Alabama and western Georgia. At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was about 30 miles south-southeast of Montgomery, Alabama. The depression is moving toward the northeast near 9 mph, and a northeastward to east-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected into Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Sally will move across southeastern Alabama tonight, over central Georgia on Thursday, and move over South Carolina Thursday night. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Sally is expected to become a remnant low on Friday. There are no...
    Hurricane Sally killed one person on Wednesday while making its way through a coastal Alabama town. Mayor Tony Kennon of Orange Beach told the Associated Press that along with that victim, one other person is missing as a result of the hurricane. Kennon said he will not provide immediate details of the two individuals. Kennon added the damage done to the beach wasn't as bad as it could have been, but damage in neighborhoods away from the beach was worse than Hurricane Ivan 16 years ago. Sally made landfall on Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm. Forecasters expect its impact to cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi in the coming days. The...
    ONE person has died and another is missing as Hurricane Sally continues to take a devastating toll on the Gulf Coast. Mayor Tony Kennon of Orange Beach, Alabama said that the victim died at the popular vacation town on Wednesday, adding that no other details would be immediately released. 20Luis A. Sanabria covers the windows of a business in New Orleans with plywood on Monday, as Louisiana prepares for the impact of the hurricaneCredit: Getty Images - Getty 20Justin Roberts (left), Noah Dubuisson (right) and others fill bags with sand in Biloxi, Mississippi on MondayCredit: Getty Images - Getty Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm, bringing "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding" on Wednesday morning. The National Hurricane Center...
    PENSACOLA, Florida -- Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.The death happened in Orange Beach, Alabama, according to Mayor Tony Kennon, who also told The Associated Press that one person was missing. Kennon said he couldn't immediately release details.Moving at just 3 mph (5 kph), or about as fast as a person can walk, the storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. close to Gulf Shores, Alabama, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Pensacola, Florida. It...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to travel Thursday to the hurricane-battered and drenched western Panhandle to survey damage as search-and-rescue teams fan out across the region. With Hurricane Sally causing a massive storm surge and damaging roads and bridges, DeSantis said utility crews might not be able to move into the area until Thursday morning to begin restoring power to more than 230,000 electricity customers. “We’re working closely with the utility companies, they have crews of linemen, who are mobilizing,” DeSantis said during a late Wednesday afternoon news conference at the state Emergency Operation Center. “They’re not going to be able to be out there in 30 to 40 mile-an-hour winds,” he continued. “And so, we think, probably...
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Mayor reports 1st storm-related death from Hurricane Sally, in coastal Alabama; says 1 person is missing. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    When Hurricane Sally blew through Mobile, Ala., Wednesday, one of the most unique casualties was a church steeple. The storm toppled the ornate, tiered steeple adorning El Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, sending the structure crashing onto the roof. Sally slammed into the Alabama shore as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday morning, dumping heavy rainfall and creating a storm surge that caused massive flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi. The National Weather Service downgraded Sally to a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon, but the threat of flooding remained as it moved northeast toward Georgia and the Carolinas. The severed church spire was captured by WKRN-TV photojournalist Armondo Moralez, who shared pictures on Twitter Wednesday afternoon and marveled that there were no injuries. FAMOUS BEACH BAR, YACHT CLUB...
    Reuters September 16, 2020 0 Comments Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as it brought what the U.S. National Hurricane Center called “historic and catastrophic” flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast. Sally, which made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, was donwgraded in the afternoon to a tropical storm as maximum sustained winds dropped to 70 miles per hour (113 kph). Some parts of the Gulf Coast had been inundated with more than 18 inches (46 cm) of rain over the previous 24 hours, with more precipitation expected even as the storm’s winds slow further, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
    The Gulf Coast should be gearing up for dangerous flash floods brought on by Hurricane Sally, FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor told "Bill Hemmer Reports" on Wednesday. Gaynor said the storm is still ongoing but states like Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina should be prepared, warning inland residents to brace for flash flooding. LIVE UPDATES: HURRICANE SALLY MENACES GULF COAST "Water is going to be the issue," Gaynor said. "So whether you live on the coast or, more importantly, if you live inland, as Sally makes its way through Alabama, through Georgia, through South Carolina, it's going to be about flash flooding, inland flooding, water." Gaynor urged residents to heed the directions of local and state emergency managers and warned those impacted by the storm to "stay out of the...
    Hurricane Sally has crashed into the southern US in slow motion, bringing torrential rain and storm surges, smashing boats and breaking bridges. It made landfall as a Category 2 and although now a tropical storm, its glacial pace means there are still warnings of danger to life. Pensacola, Florida, was badly hit, with a loose barge bringing down part of the Bay Bridge. There are also storm surge warnings for Alabama as Sally heads north. At 16:00 local time (21:00 GMT), Sally was 55 miles (88km) north of Pensacola and close to the Alabama border. Its 7mph speed in a north-easterly direction is almost a sprint - at one point it was 3mph. Sally made landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama,...
    GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Hurricane Sally has been downgraded to a tropical storm but continues to dump rain along the Florida Panhandle.A slow-moving Hurricane Sally made landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast Wednesday morning, threatening dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.The storm hit Gulf Shores, Alabama, at approximately 6 a.m. as a Category 2 hurricane. As of 2 p.m., Tropical Storm Sally is moving north-northeast at 5 mph with winds up to 70 mph.Forecasters say that the storm's speed, not its strength, puts communities in its path in jeopardy.As of Wednesday morning, the storm is headed north-northwest at a dawdling 3 miles per hour, a pace that's likely to dump an...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY DEVIKA KRISHNA KUMAR AND CATHERINE KOPPEL Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as the storm brought “historic and catastrophic” flooding to the Alabama-Florida coast, the National Hurricane Center said. Sally, which made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 2 storm, was donwgraded in the afternoon to a tropical storm as maximum sustained winds slowed to 70 miles per hour (113 km per hour), slightly below the threshold for a hurricane. Some parts of the Gulf Coast have already been inundated with more than...
    MIAMI, Florida – The Winds of the hurricane sally fell rapidly after making landfall on Wednesday in Gulf Shores (Alabama) and they will continue to weaken as you move inland through areas of that state and Florida, but the risks involved, such as floods, remain. In a new newsletter, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Sally, which made landfall with winds of nearly 105 miles per hour (165 km / h), now has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (139 km / h), Category 1. The translation speed has become faster and Sally is now moving at 5 miles per hour (7 km / h) in a north-northeast direction. In...
    Hurricane Sally tore off a section of a major bridge, damaged buildings and caused “catastrophic” flooding as it pummeled parts of Florida and Alabama Wednesday, according to reports and dramatic footage. A swath of Three Mile Bridge in Pensacola was shown missing after the Category 2 storm made landfall early Wednesday, packing ferocious winds of 105 mph, according to the local station ABC 3. City streets in the Florida panhandle city looked more like rushing rivers — with feet of water threatening to engulf some cars — by Wednesday afternoon, according to footage posted by CNN. In the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama the side of a condo tower was blown off, exposing the interior of five levels of homes,...
    Hurricane Sally has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm after making landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early Wednesday, but the National Hurricane Center is still warning of "life-threatening" and "catastrophic" flooding. [ READ: Gulf Coast Braces for Sally ]Sally is expected to produce 8 to 12 inches more inches of rain through Wednesday afternoon, but higher levels are possible along and inland of the central Gulf Coast from west of Tallahassee, Florida. Total rainfall is expected to reach 10 to 20 inches with isolated amounts of 35 inches, according to the center. Pensacola, Florida, reported a storm surge of about five and a half feet. A section of the city's new Three-Mile Bridge has reportedly been knocked out. Videos circulating...
    A resident looks at the broken power cable as it lies on the street during Hurricane Sally in Pascagoula, Mississippi on September 16, 2020.CHANDAN KHANNA | AFP via Getty Images Hurricane Sally stalled over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall early Wednesday, bringing heavy rain to coastal communities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.  The storm's incredibly slow pace, which at times was just 3 miles per hour, as well as its stalling over the Gulf represent a climate change effect that's triggered rainier and more destructive and frequent storms. Slower storms unleash more rain and long-lasting winds. As of Wednesday morning, Sally was heading northeast at about 5 mph.  Sally comes as the U.S. West Coast...
    (CNN)A section of the newly built Pensacola Bay Bridge, known to locals as the Three Mile Bridge, is missing as Hurricane Sally pummeled the Florida Panhandle, authorities said.Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a news conference on Wednesday that an assessment had been done earlier that morning, though he didn't indicate the extent of the damage to the bridge, which connects Pensacola to the city of Gulf Breeze.The city tweeted that the Three Mile Bridge was closed, along with a photo of what appears to be a crane on top of it. Hurricane Sally slams into Alabama and Florida, and rescues from widespread flooding are underway"Please be advised Pensacola three mile bridge is closed," the tweet reads. "Do not...
    Hurricane Sally made landfall in the Gulf Coast in the wee hours Wednesday morning, bringing with it "catastrophic" and "life-threatening" floods and knocking out power to nearly half a million U.S. homes. The storm, moving slowly inland, made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, at 5:45 a.m.as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, the Weather Channel reported. Sally is moving north and east and is projected to continue on that trajectory throughout the rest of the day. Its maximum sustained winds have decreased to 80 mph. A tornado watch has been issued for southeast Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and southwest Georgia until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service...
    Downtown Pensacola was totally submerged in water on Wednesday, as Hurricane Sally hit Florida’s panhandle and southern Alabama overnight, bringing several feet of rain, “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding, widespread power outages, and 105 mph winds. More than two feet of rain hit Pensacola and downtown streets were inundated by a five-foot storm surge—the third largest storm surge in Pensacola’s history, according to local meteorologist Jim Cantore. Cars were submerged up to their windshields, water reached the windows of local businesses, and a chunk of the Three Mile Bridge completely washed away. “We believe that this is an epic proportion flooding event,” Escambia County Public Safety Director Jason Rogers told WEAR-TV. “There is extremely high water, moving water that is very dangerous. We...
    Pensacola, Fla. – A section of the bridge collapsed on Wednesday morning as Hurricane Sally washed up on the Gulf Coast and turned the streets into white-covered rivers due to 30-inch rain and storm surge in Pensacola. Sally’s strong winds were centered in Florida and Alabama. In Fensacola, Florida, part of the Bensacola Bay Bridge collapsed, and the city was mostly underwater. Floods have proven to be Sally’s worst danger due to the slow storm’s heavy rainfall: “Historic and catastrophic flooding, including widespread moderate to large river floods,” forecasters say. Photos and videos from coastal areas showed trees falling, debris and boats being tossed, and streets flooded. At 9 a.m. local time, a water level station in Pensacola sank 5.5...
    Firefighters and rescuer from the Miami Fire Department come together to send aid and resources to Tallahassee, the capital of the state of Florida has suffered from the approach of dangerous Hurricane Sally. Personnel from the department are already en route with specialized resources and several members of the South Florida rescue team are preparing to provide support to residents affected by the devastation left by the catastrophic Hurricane Sally. “The team we carry can do any type of rescue in landslides” and flood zones, explained Eric Sánchez, in charge of Task Force 2 in South Florida. At least 45 members of the South Florida Task Force 2 rescue team with part of a large...
    Hurricane Sally has sparked flooding in Pensacola, Fla., inundating the city’s downtown area. NOAA’s tide station in Pensacola is experiencing a moderate flood level that is about 5.5 feet above normal high tide, according to officials, who said that water levels along the Florida panhandle are rising. “Water levels at NOAA tide stations along the Florida panhandle are continuing to rise following landfall of Hurricane #Sally,” tweeted NOAA’s Ocean Service on Wednesday. “The Pensacola, FL station is experiencing moderate flood levels, over 5.5 feet above normal high tide.” HURRICANE SALLY BRINGS 'CATASTROPHIC' FLOODING, 'SEVERE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE' AFTER ALABAMA LANDFALL Footage shared on social media showed the floodwaters in downtown Pensacola. Flood waters move on the street, Wednesday, Sept. 16,...
    Floods remain the biggest issue as Hurricane Sally comes ashore in the Gulf. On Monday, it seemed as if Hurricane Sally was destined to hit Louisiana as a Category 1 storm. However, throughout the day on Tuesday, Sally defied expectations by continuing to strength and b creeping—as in moving at less than a walking pace—back to the northeast. The storm finally came over land near the western tip of the Florida panhandle on Wednesday morning, but even though the storm increased it’s speed all the way to 5 mph, the slow passage over the area is generating a huge amount of rain in a small region. Rainfall can be expected to reach 12” across a large area of the low-lying...
    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sally decreases to a Category 1 storm as it hits the Gulf Coast but continues to bring dangerous wind and rain. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Lashing rain and surges from Hurrican Sally are creating catastrophic and life-threatening flooding over portions of the Florida Pandle and southern Alabama. At 11 a.m., the center of the storm was about 15 miles west-northwest of Pensacola. Sally was moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph with sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles. A wind gust of 82 mph was observed at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. On the forecast track, the center of Sally will move across the extreme western Florida panhandle and southeastern Alabama through early Thursday, move over central Georgia on Thursday, and...
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rain, floods, rescues: With Hurricane Sally moving slowly and lashing Gulf Coast, officials say worst may be yet to come. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Urban search and rescue teams from the Miami and Miami-Dade Fire Departments are preparing to help out victims of Hurricane Sally which unleashed severe flooding along the Gulf coastline that includes Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. South Florida Task Force 2 has received its activation notice and is expected to deploy around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The team, which is trained to respond to natural disasters, is sending Type 3 equipment containing swift water rescue gear for staging in Tallahassee. The equipment includes high water vehicles and pickup trucks which have the capability of traversing over floodwaters and rugged terrain and are capable of rescuing more than 10 people at a time from hazardous areas. The Urban...
    By JAY REEVES, ANGIE WANG and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South. Moving at 3 mph, or about as fast as a person can walk, the storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. near Gulf Shores, Alabama, after battering for hours a stretch of coastline that includes Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. Flash floods pushed water into homes in Alabama and Florida, and officials in Pensacola and surrounding Escambia County, with a combined...
    Extensive flooding and damage were reported along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday after Hurricane Sally roared ashore in Alabama, bringing torrential rain that threatens to spread further inland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said as of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Sally is now a Category 1 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, and is located about 25 miles west of Pensacola, Fla., moving northeast at an agonizingly slow 3 mph. The NHC said that “historic and catastrophic flooding is unfolding,” with up to 35 inches of rain expected in parts of the region. LIVE UPDATES: HURRICANE SALLY MAKES LANDFALL IN ALABAMA AS CATEGORY 2 STORM As the storm churned inland after making landfall as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Ala., damage reports were coming in...
    (CNN)Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning, exactly 16 years to the day and almost to the hour when Hurricane Ivan made landfall in 2004. More interestingly, they not only share a landfall date, but also the exact landfall location; Gulf Shores, Alabama. In fact, both Ivan and Sally's landfall location and timing were eerily similar.Their distances were only about 15 miles apart, and both made landfall early in the morning only about 3 hours apart -- Ivan at 3 a.m. and Sally shortly before 6 a.m.Ivan was a bit stronger, making landfall as a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph. Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 mph. Read MoreThe tracks...
    People use flashlights as they walk on flooded streets in search of their vehicle, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Loading the player... PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore in Alabama with 105 mph (165) winds Wednesday, shoving a surge of seawater onto the coast and bringing torrential rain that forecasters warned will cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead. Moving at an agonizingly slow 3 mph, the storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. near Gulf Shores after raking the Gulf Coast with hurricane-force winds and rain from Pensacola Beach, Florida, westward to Dauphin Island, Alabama, for hours. Read More: Southern Gulf states prepare...
    Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — A section of Florida’s Highway 98, which runs parallel to the Gulf of Mexico, is blocked by debris and downed power lines as Hurricane Sally moves inland after making landfall on the Gulf Coast. In a tweet, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office says residents should stay home because roads in the area “are dangerous right now.” The agency says numerous roads in the area are closed due to the storm. The Category 2 hurricane made landfall early Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with top winds of 100 mph (155 kph). — The National Hurricane Center says Sally is still Category 2 Hurricane with...
    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally lumbered toward land at a painfully slow pace, threatening as much as 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain and dangerous, historic flooding. The storm’s center churned offshore 65 miles (105 kilometers) south-southeast of Mobile, Alabama, as Sally crept north-northeast toward an expected Wednesday landfall at 2 mph (3 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center. The forecast map showed the center likely coming ashore in Alabama, near the Florida line. Hurricane force winds extended 40 miles (65 kilometers). Rain fell sideways and began covering roads in Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile. More than 80,000...