Sally Slowly Heading For MS/AL Border


Hurricane Sally continued its slow movement towards landfall along the Mississippi/Alabama border Tuesday.

Many watches and warnings posted in southeast Louisiana from Sally are now dropped as the northern Gulf Coast appears to be the eventual destination for Sally.

The National Hurricane center warns of "life-threatening storm surge" from the mouth of the Mississippi to the Florida panhandle, with the Alabama coast and Mobile Bay in line for the worst of the surge.

"Historic life-threatening flash flooding is likely through Wednesday along and just inland of the coast from the western Florida Panhandle to far southeastern Mississippi," the NHC added. "Widespread moderate to major river flooding is forecast along and just inland of the central Gulf Coast. Significant flash and urban flooding, as well as widespread minor to moderate river flooding, are likely across inland portions of Mississippi, Alabama, northern Georgia, and the western Carolinas through the week."

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS from the National Hurricane Center:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida

Mobile Bay

STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

MS/AL Border to AL/FL Border including Mobile Bay...4-7 ft

Mouth of the Mississippi River to Mouth of the Pearl River including Lake Borgne...4-6 ft

Mouth of the Pearl River to MS/AL Border...3-5 ft

AL/FL Border to Okaloosa/Walton County Line, FL including Pensacola Bay and Choctawhatchee Bay...3-5 ft

Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas...2-4 ft

Okaloosa/Walton County Line,FL to Chassahowitzka, FL including Saint Andrews Bay...1-3 ft

Grand Isle, LA to Mouth of the Mississippi River...1-3 ft

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

East of Bay St. Louis to Navarre Florida

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

East of Navarre Florida to Indian Pass Florida

Bay St. Louis westward to Grand Isle Louisiana

From the National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge office:

A Storm Surge Warning and Hurricane Warning are in effect for Harrison and Jackson.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Lower Jefferson.

A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for Hancock, Lower Plaquemines, and Lower St. Bernard

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Ascension, Livingston, Orleans, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, Upper Plaquemines, and Upper St. Bernard.

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