[67] Some parts of South Mississippi also reported downed trees and signs. [5] At 03:00 UTC on September 12, another tropical storm watch was issued for the Florida panhandle from the Ochlockonee River to the Okaloosa/Walton County line. Hurricane Sally made landfall as a Category 2 storm near the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, at 4:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday. [22] That same day, numerous storm surge, tropical storm, and hurricane watches were then issued for a large portion of the US Gulf Coast east of New Orleans at 21:00 UTC, three hours after Sally was named. Sally reached hurricane strength Monday and quickly intensified to a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds but then weakened somewhat. [8], This increase in strength did not last long as six hours later, a slight increase in wind shear and upwelling of colder waters caused by the storm's slow motion weakened Sally back to a Category 1 storm early the next day. Ivan's track was slightly west and north of Sally, but still impacted many of the same states: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina (in addition to Tennessee and Virginia). Some shelters were opened, although officials urged people who were evacuating to stay with friends, relatives, or in hotels, if possible, because of the threat of coronavirus superspreading. Sally's pace may be linked to climate change, according to experts. Here are the states that don't require face masks. [27] Several parishes and areas were put under mandatory evacuation orders including all of St. Charles Parish, and parts of Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, Plaquemines Parish, and St. John the Baptist Parish. [74] Over 2,000 broken poles and 4,300 trees on power lines left over 71,000 households and businesses in southern and central Baldwin County without power, representing 95% of the service area of a local electrical cooperative, Baldwin EMC. [38] Mississippi governor Tate Reeves urged residents to prepare for Sally, which he said could produce up to 20 inches (51 cm) of rain in the southern part of the state. [40] A state of emergency was declared by governor Kay Ivey on Monday, September 14, 2020 as public schools and university classes were either cancelled or moved online in anticipation of the storm. By weather.com meteorologists September 17, 2020 … Coincidentally, Sally made landfall in the same area that Hurricane Ivan did, on the same exact day, 16 years earlier — Sept. 16, 2004. Restoration of power took several weeks to bring back to 100%. Worst effects of Hurricane Sally shift east as New Orleans prepares for heavy rain, wind. [58], The Panhandle area suffered the brunt of the storm in Florida. [86], This article is about the 2020 Atlantic hurricane. HOUSTON (ICIS)--Tropical Storm Sally continued to strengthen on Monday as it remains on track to hit eastern Louisiana as a hurricane, threatening several petrochemical plants and refineries in the region. [42] Widespread tornado, special marine, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood warnings were issued, including several flash flood emergencies. [8] As shear relaxed some, a huge burst of convection and a center reformation caused Sally to rapidly intensify into a hurricane by 16:00 UTC on September 14 with winds of 85 mph (140 km/h) and a pressure of 985 mb (29.09 inHg). [83][84], Due the large amount of damage in the city, a curfew was imposed in Mobile, Alabama, starting on September 16. There was much uncertainty with the expected path and the strength of the storm but during the overnight hours last night both of those seemed to fall in line and we are more confident on where the storm will be moving and what impacts we will see here in the Valley. 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[6] Shortly after moving into the Gulf of Mexico, the system strengthened into Tropical Storm Sally at 18:00 UTC the same day, becoming the earliest 18th tropical or subtropical storm in an Atlantic hurricane season, surpassing the old mark of October 2, which was previously set by Hurricane Stan in 2005. Wind gusts have … [26] In Georgia, three tornadoes were confirmed and one person was killed and two others were injured after a large oak tree fell onto two homes and several cars in Atlanta. More:Bay County battles widespread flooding from Hurricane Sally Despite State Road 20 to S.R. [14] Sally maintained its intensity before making its final landfall at around 09:45 UTC near Gulf Shores, Alabama. Both Ivan and Sally's landfall location and timing were eerily similar. Hurricane Central. … [26] Meanwhile, in Downtown Mobile, a street light snapped, swinging wildly on its cable. However, no serious damage was reported as the storm veered farther east than originally forecast. [11] Although its pressure continued to fall, Hurricane Hunter aircraft reported that wind speeds continued to drop. [72] One person was declared dead and one other missing in Orange Beach, an area most impacted by flooding. [51] The next day, another storm prompted two tornado warnings in southwestern Lee County.