Tropical Storm Sally Expected to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge

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

Hurricane conditions are expected by early Tuesday from Grand Isle, Louisiana to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including Metropolitan New Orleans, with tropical storm conditions likely by Monday. Preparations should be rushed to completion in those areas.

Tropical Storm Sally is expected to produce flash flooding across southern and central Florida and prolong existing minor river flooding across Central Florida through Monday. Significant flash flooding and minor to isolated major river flooding is likely across portions of the Central Gulf Coast from Monday through the middle of the week.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

  • Port Fourchon Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama Border
  • Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

  • Grand Isle Louisiana to Ocean Springs Mississippi
  • Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New
    Orleans

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

  • Mississippi/Alabama Border to the Alabama/Florida Border

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

  • East of Ocean Springs to the Alabama/Florida Border

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • East of Ocean Springs to Indian Pass

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

  • Indian Pass to Ochlockonee River Florida

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