‘Get Out Now’ Hurricane Sally Strengthens ‘Rapidly’ Mandatory Evacuations

MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA- An extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge is expected for areas outside the southeastern Louisiana Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System from Port Fourchon, Louisiana, to the Alabama/Florida border, where a Storm Surge Warning is in effect. Residents in these areas should follow any advice given by
local officials.

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and damaging waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.

Hurricane conditions are expected tonight within the Hurricane Warning area in southeastern Louisiana and are expected by late Tuesday within the Hurricane Warning area along the Mississippi and Alabama coastline. Tropical storm conditions are likely to begin later today and this evening in these areas and preparations should be rushed to completion.

Life-threatening flash flooding is likely, as well as widespread minor to isolated major flooding, on area rivers along and just inland of the Central Gulf Coast. Significant flash and urban flooding, as well as widespread minor to moderate river flooding is likely across Mississippi and Alabama through the middle of the week. Flooding impacts are expected to spread farther across the Southeast through the week. Sally could continue to produce flash flooding across the Florida peninsula and prolong existing minor river flooding across west-central Florida through today.

A STORM SURGE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN…LAKE MAUREPAS…AND LAKE BORGNE
  • MOBILE BAY

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA TO THE ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER
  • LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS INCLUDING METROPOLITAN NEW
    ORLEANS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • ALABAMA/FLORIDA BORDER TO INDIAN PASS FLORIDA
  • INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO WEST OF MORGAN CITY

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…

  • INDIAN PASS TO OCHLOCKONEE RIVER FLORIDA
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