Sally heads toward land

September 14, 2020 – The National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Sally will strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane and is expected to be a dangerous slow-moving hurricane near the coast of southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama during the next 2-3 days. The storm is predicted to make landfall Tuesday morning in Louisiana, less than three weeks after Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage on the other side of the state.

Coastal parts of Gulf states are preparing for heavy rainfall and life-threatening storm surge from the storm, and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency. New Orleans officials have ordered residents to evacuate if they live outside the levee protection system.

We are currently monitoring the storm and talking to partners throughout the region and are prepared to help with needs of people on the ground in the affected areas.