Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama early Wednesday morning. The Category 2 storm had sustained winds of 105 mph, which weakened to 80 mph by mid-morning. Winds, heavy rains, and storm surge created a dangerous situation in the storm’s path.
Flooding turned streets into rivers in Pensacola, Florida, and necessitated a number of water rescues in Gulf Shores on Wednesday. Coastal and low-lying areas from Mississippi to Florida were under evacuation orders, and shelters have been opened to accommodate evacuees.
As it moves to the north and northeast, the slow-moving hurricane is expected to dump large amounts of rain and cause flooding throughout Alabama, the Florida panhandle, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Carolinas, resulting in many evacuations, power outages, and road closures. According to PowerOutage.us more that 500,000 customers are currently without power.
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As always, Juvare stands ready to support our partners in emergency management and local, state, and federal agencies, including those in all states working in response to Hurricane Sally.
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Below is a list of Hurricane Sally related resources for Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
National Hurricane Center: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov
National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov
American Red Cross – Find a Shelter: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html
National Disaster Distress Helpline:
Phone: 1-800-985- 5990
Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Florida Division of Emergency Management: https://www.floridadisaster.org/
Florida Shelter Information: https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/shelters/
Florida Road Closures: https://fl511.com/
Florida Evacuation Zones: https://floridadisaster.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c788060028cb43809a25744ead39c0d6
Florida Evacuation Orders: https://www.floridadisaster.org/evacuation-orders/
Florida Power Outage map: https://floridadisaster.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/4833aec638214268b09683ce78ed2edf
Alabama Emergency Management Agency: Call 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone to talk to a specialist near you for help related to Hurricane Sally. Dialing 2-1-1 connects you to a trained operator 24/7 that has access to a comprehensive database with information including sheltering and road closures across the state. More information here: https://www.211connectsalabama.org/
Alabama Traffic and Road Closures: https://algotraffic.com/
Mississippi EMA: https://www.msema.org/preparedness-2/hurricanes/