Hurricane Sally Storm Surge & Flooding Forecast

Hurricane Sally floods Gulf Coast as officials urge residents in low-lying areas to 'run from the water'

Slow-moving storm Hurricane Sally is intensifying as swirls over the Gulf of Mexico towards Mississippi and Louisiana. The whirling center of Hurricane Sally may be slowly making its way toward the northern Gulf Coast, but the storm's heavy rains and wind have already caused widespread flooding in the area.  The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said as of midday Tuesday, Hurricane Sally is a Category 1 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, and is located about 115 miles south of Mobile, Ala., "inching" northwest at 2 mph. Sally should reach land near the Alabama-Mississippi state line by late Tuesday or early Wednesday, bringing the threat of a storm surge of up to 7 feet along Alabama's coast, including Mobile Bay.