The Gulf cost is being hit by a hurricane Sally, a Category 2 hurricane. This hurricane is just one of a number storms that has formed over the Atlantic ocean this year, making its landfall over the Alabama coast on Wednesday morning.
Hurricane Sally is a particularly troublesome cyclone because of the slow pace at which it is moving, meaning the storm has more time to drop large amounts of rain over certain areas. The wind speed of the hurricane is forcing ocean water to surge and overflow into the coast, resulting in devastating floods.
Take a look at the damaged caused by Hurricane sally below:
Pensacola, Florida These two pictures were taken from the same building. One was before Hurricane Sally, the other during the height of the storm. Wind gusts topped out at around 90 mph here this morning (9/16/20). Photo cred: Aaron Fields. #FLwx #Sally pic.twitter.com/WfFk14ZHiu
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