Sally Moving Slowly Northeast, Creating Flood Threats Inland After Causing Havoc On Coast

 Thursday, September 17, 2020


The remnants of Hurricane Sally are dropping torrential rain on southeastern states — and its center was still in Alabama early Thursday, more than 24 hours after making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane. The storm has brought rainfall that is being measured in feet, not inches, in many places.

Sally is now a tropical depression, but it’s bringing new flood threats to Georgia and South Carolina Thursday, the National Hurricane Center says.

"Widespread flash flooding and minor to moderate river flooding is likely" in parts of both states, the center says.

Hurricane Sally is blamed for causing at least one death, in Orange Beach, Ala. Officials there and in other hard-hit areas say they’re having trouble getting a complete picture of the damage due to massive flooding, downed power lines, and streets that are littered with tree limbs and other debris.

The storm made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., exactly 16 years after Hurricane Ivan hit the same area.