Sally brought devastating impacts to cities along the Gulf coast and continues to bring impacts to the Southeast.

What You Need To Know

  • Sally made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday

  • Dangerous flooding continues throughout the Southeast

  • Flood threat extends from Alabama to Virginia

What We Saw for the Gulf Coast

Sally first formed as a low pressure system off the southeast coast of Florida and tracked west. It became a depression on the southwest coast of Florida and curved northward where it intensified into a hurricane.

Sally became the earliest named S-storm to form in the Atlantic in recorded history.

It then made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Gulf Shores, Alabama early Wednesday morning.

Extremely high winds first hit the cities along the Gulf, and then torrential rainfall moved in. Rainfall totals measured in feet.

Flash flooding took place, and many homes and vehicles were inundated by the flood waters.

Flood waters in Pensacola, Fla. Courtesy: AP/Gerald Herbert

Many boats were washed up on shore and became road hazards.

A boat is washed up on shore in Orange Beach, Ala. Courtesy: AP/Gerald Herbert.