Hurricane “Sally” threatens the US Gulf Coast – Alabama and Mississippi declare a state of emergency

Updated on September 15, 2020, 7:29 am

Hurricane “Sally” is moving towards the US Gulf Coast with hurricane strength. According to the forecast, it should hit the mainland on Tuesday or Wednesday morning (local time). Some states have therefore already declared a state of emergency.

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In view of the approaching hurricane “Sally”, a state of emergency has been declared for parts of the US south coast. The cyclone gained strength on Monday and was upgraded by meteorologists to hurricane strength 2 on a five-point scale.

He was in the evening (local time) about 230 kilometers from Biloxi in the US state of Mississippi and was slowly moving in a northwest direction. The governors of the states of Mississippi and Alabama declared a state of emergency in their states.

Five cyclones currently active over the Atlantic

According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), “Sally” brought winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour with it. Meteorologists expected the storm to continue to gain strength and hit the U.S. coast on the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

It was only at the end of August that hurricane “Laura” caused severe damage in the southern United States. At least 14 people were killed in the storm in Louisiana and Texas.

Sally “is one of a total of five tropical cyclones that are currently active over the Atlantic. Another of them is Hurricane” Paulette “, which also reached strength 2. According to the NHC,” Paulette “searched the British archipelago on Monday Bermuda with strong winds and rainfall.
© dpa

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