Hurricane Sally “sort of caught us by surprise,” in line with Grant Brown, the general public data officer for Gulf Shores, Alabama, close to the place the storm made landfall this morning.
“We were anticipating a tropical storm, maybe a low Category 1 storm hitting some place in Louisiana or maybe the coast between Louisiana and Mississippi. And it ramped up to a Category 2, strong Category 2, and hit dead on us,” he stated on Source’s “New Day.”
While the town is at the moment within the calm eye of the storm proper now, some residents have water of their houses, and the town has needed to do high-water rescues, Brown stated. Hurricane Laura earlier this season weakened the dune system previous to this storm, he added.
High tide is at 11 a.m. native time, he stated, so officers will nonetheless be monitoring the state of affairs. There haven’t been any experiences of extreme accidents or deaths to this point, in line with Brown.