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Catastrophic Flooding Feared as Slow-Moving Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall in Alabama

HeadlineSep 16, 2020

In the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Sally strengthened to a Category 2 storm this morning as it slowly came ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning of extreme life-threatening flash flooding, with up to 30 inches of rain possible along parts of the Gulf Coast from southeastern Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle. Sally is part of a record-shattering hurricane season, with the forecasters currently tracking seven tropical disturbances across the Atlantic.

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