Tropical Storm Sally Hits Tonight, Upgraded to Category One Hurricane

Less than a month after hurricane Laura hit, the Gulf Coast is being told to brace themselves for yet another storm. Recently upgraded hurricane Sally is expected to strike as a category one or low category two later tonight into early tomorrow. She’s predicted to most heavily impact states such as Louisiana and Mississippi who have already declared states of emergency, as well as parts of Florida. Alabama’s governor is also keeping an eye on the situation and is prepared to declare a state of emergency if need be. This storm will bring with it another life-threatening storm surge of up to 11 feet and strong winds and torrential rain of between ten and twenty inches. The storm is expected to last around 48 hours. Flood watches have been issued for the majority of the southeast which has led to mandatory evacuations for certain coastal and low-lying areas near bodies of water. Sally is one of seven tropical systems currently brewing, ending with tropical depression 21, which will become Vicky.