Hurricane Sally strengthens to Category 2 as it nears landfall, bringing life-threatening flooding

Hurricane Sally strengthens to Category 2 as it nears landfall, bringing life-threatening flooding
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The slow-moving storm is expected to make landfall between Gulfport, Mississippi, and Pensacola, Florida late Wednesday morning if it maintains its current 2 mph crawl north. Winds of 100 mph have been recorded by an Air Force Reserve aircraft and the Mobile, Alabama, Doppler radar.

More than 150,000 people are already without power along the Gulf Coast and thousands have evacuated ahead of the storm.

The storm has already brought flooding and storm surge to several coastal communities and prompted the evacuation of thousands of people directly in its path.
Sally’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 90 mph Tuesday night, but the storm’s pace is moving at a sluggish 2 mph. The slow speed is expected to continue through Wednesday as it turns to the north and then northeast, bringing…



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