Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores around 4:45 a.m. CT with sustained winds of 105 mph. By 8 a.m. CT it was downgraded, 20 miles from Gulf Shores, with winds at 90 mph.
Historic flooding is underway from Pensacola, Florida, to Mobile, Alabama. Sally’s slow pace has brought more than 15 inches of rain. Some areas could receive up to 35 inches in the next 24 hours.
High winds and storm surge continue to batter the Central Gulf Coast as Sally moves inland. The National Hurricane Center stated, “Life-threatening storm surge is occurring along portions of the coastline from Alabama to the western Florida Panhandle, including Pensacola Bay.”
There have been numerous reports of substantial property damage and uprooted trees due to high winds and heavy flooding.
Some of the Wind Damage and Flooding Storm Reports made since Sally’s landfall.
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