“Slow Sally” Slams the South; Category 2 Storm Hits Alabama

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Hurricane Sally made landfall on Alabama’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning as a Category Two hurricane, spreading strong winds inland across southeastern Alabama and western Florida.

Upon landfall, winds were clocked at 105 miles per hour , able to cause extensive damage, according to the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

The National Hurricane Center said in an advisory that the hurricane also poses the risk of “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding along portions of the north-central Gulf Coast.

The NHC earlier said the hurricane could bring more than 2 feet (60 cm) of rain to some areas as it creeps inland.