Hurricane Sally slowly moves closer to US Gulf Coast

Al Jazeera | Sep 15, 2020 at 5:22 PM
  • Hurricane Sally, a plodding storm with winds of 137km/h (85mph), crept towards the northern Gulf Coast early Tuesday as forecasters warned of potentially deadly storm surges and flash floods with up to 0.61 metres (two feet) of rain and the possibility of tornadoes.
  • Forecasters expect Sally to turn northward Tuesday afternoon, moving near the coast of southeastern Louisiana later in the day, and then travel slowly north-northeastward through Wednesday, remaining a Category-1 hurricane, with top winds of 137km/h (85mph), until it comes ashore.
  • Also, warmer air holds more moisture, making storms rainier, and rising seas from global warming make storm surges higher and more damaging.