Hurrikan Sally zieht Richtung US Golfküste
September 15, 2020 -
Hurrikan Sally, ein behäbiger aber starker Sturm mit Spitzen bis 160km/h nähert sich der US Golf Küste und bedroht die südlichen Staaten Florida, Mississippi und Alabama.
Hurricane warnings stretched from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Navarre, Florida, but forecasters – while stressing “significant” uncertainty — kept nudging the predicted track to the east.
That eased fears in New Orleans, which once was in the storm’s crosshairs. But it prompted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare an emergency in the Panhandle’s westernmost counties, which were being pummelled by rain from Sally's outer bands early Tuesday. The threat of heavy rain and storm surge was exacerbated by the storm’s slow movement.
President Donald Trump issued emergency declarations for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, and on Twitter urged residents to listen to state and local leaders.