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World Hurricane Sally threatens southern US states

19:21  19 september  2020
19:21  19 september  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Sally leaves deadly mark on Gulf Coast, hundreds of rescues in Florida, Alabama

  Sally leaves deadly mark on Gulf Coast, hundreds of rescues in Florida, Alabama Rivers in Florida and Alabama are rising on Thursday after Hurricane Sally blasted the region, leaving at least one dead as the storm's remnants spread the threat of flooding and tornadoes across the Southeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office in Mobile, Ala., said rivers in the Florida Panhandle and parts of Alabama continue to rise from all the rain, with several at major flood stage. "Rivers in Alabama continue to rise especially in Escambia county Alabama near Brewton," the NWS said.

Media captionUS southern states brace for Hurricane Sally . A newly formed hurricane is closing in on the US Gulf Coast, threatening several southern US states including Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. Hurricane Sally made slow progress over the Gulf Coast early Tuesday

Hurricane Sally is moving very slowly in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Sally 's slow movement will result in prolonged impacts on the Gulf Coast. Bands of heavy rain and strong winds are affecting the northern Gulf Coast right now, particularly in parts of the Florida Panhandle, southern Alabama and

A newly formed hurricane is inching towards the US Gulf Coast, threatening several southern US states including Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.

Tropical Storm Sally was officially declared a hurricane on Monday, and is expected to make landfall on Tuesday.

Officials say the hurricane will bring over one foot (30cm) of rain and 85mph (135km/h) winds to some areas and will cause potentially deadly storm surges.

Storm Sally rips off roofs and floods streets

  Storm Sally rips off roofs and floods streets The slow-moving storm hovered over the US Gulf coast, dumping months of rain within hours.It has already battered Florida and Alabama with rain and storm surges, downing power lines, turning roads into rivers and leaving homes submerged.

Hurricane Sally churned slowly towards the coast of the southern US states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday "Additional strengthening is forecast tonight and early Tuesday and Sally is expected to be a dangerous hurricane when it moves onshore," the NHC warned, using language

A satellite image shows Hurricane Paulette off the southern US coast. At the same time, Tropical Storm Sally intensified in the Gulf of Mexico. That storm had maximum sustained winds of The Louisiana governor, John Bel Edwards, declared a state of emergency and officials in New Orleans

Experts say this summer has seen a particularly active hurricane season.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, whose state is still recovering from Hurricane Laura last month, tweeted on Monday to warn residents to "be smart and be safe".

Alabama and Mississippi each declared states of emergency in anticipation of the category one hurricane, which on Monday was located 175 miles southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi, and moving towards land at a rate of 6mph.

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm had shifted and was not expected to directly hit Louisiana, but could still cause storm surges that can trigger major floods.

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  Showers and thunderstorms to end the week Drought-stricken communities in central Australia are preparing to welcome a season's worth of during the next few days.The first wave of rain and storms will soak a broad area of southern and central Australia today, before spreading across some inland districts of Victoria, NSW, and Queensland this weekend.

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The hurricane -embattled US Gulf Coast region is set to undergo yet another round of clashes with Mother Nature this week, as Tropical Storm Beta approaches the US ’ southern coastline and brings with it “life- threatening ” weather conditions.

In New Orleans, residents who live outside the city's levee protection system have been ordered to evacuate their homes.

As of Monday, almost 80,000 homes in Louisiana were without power as a result of Hurricane Laura, which hit three weeks earlier.

In addition to Sally, there are four other tropical cyclones - Paulette, Rene, Teddy and Vicky - swirling in the Atlantic Ocean basin.

If only one more storm is officially named - Wilfred has already been chosen - meteorologists will begin naming new storms after the Greek alphabet.

Climate change experts attribute the pace of major hurricane development this year - as well as the severity of wildfires currently sweeping the US West Coast - to the effects of climate change.

Storm Sally: "catastrophic and historic" floods in Alabama and Florida .
© Chandan Khanna, AFP A street in Pensacola, Florida, flooded by the passage of Storm Sally, September 16, 2020. Streets submerged and cuts current: the US state of Alabama and northwestern Florida were swept away overnight from Wednesday to Thursday by storm Sally. She has demoted but remains dangerous. Storm Sally swept through US State of Alabama and northwest Florida overnight from Wednesday September 16 to Thursday September 17, causing extensive flooding.

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