BREAKING: After more than 12 hours of punishing rains and brutal wind, #HurricaneSally made landfall as a Cat 2, 8 miles west of my location at Gulf Shores, AL. I’m live all morning @MSNBC from Orange Beach, AL, as the back end of the storm hits us
HURRICANE #SALLY strengthening on slow approach to Gulf Shores, AL are tonight! Eye is warming with eye wall energizing. Min pressure dropping. We expect a life threatening storm surge from Gulf Shores through Orange Beach and Pensacola. Tracking on @RadarOmega_WX app https://t.co/3IL80V0iLw
Orange Beach is EXPERIENCING LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE SALLY NEARING SHORE AS A CAT 2. THE CITY WILL BE EXTENDING THE CURFEW TO AT LEAST NOON TODAY. The curfew will likely be extended all day as the city starts to assess the damage. @NWSMobile@spannhttps://t.co/BlFhhFGtW6
Just went from really intense to calm in Orange Beach, Alabama. Appears we are out of the eye wall and in the eye. Power out and most hotel guests congregating in the lobby. Pitch black outside. #HurricaneSally
3:00am. Still getting absolutely HAMMERED by #Sally's eyewall here in Orange Beach, Alabama. This is easily a upper end cat 2, maybe even a cat 3 MAJOR #Hurricane. #HurricaneSally2020 https://t.co/RKkG8iF0rp
Doppler radar out of Mobile, AL is currently measuring winds as high as 140 mph at 3,700 feet
This translates to roughly 120 mph surface winds
And those winds are heading right for Orange Beach, AL https://t.co/EAiBKMUH81
Greg & I have taken back over coverage. Hurricane Sally officially made landfall at 4:45am in Gulf Shores. There is a lot of flooding in Orange Beach. Many people are calling 911 for rescues. Homes are flooding. Please be careful! https://t.co/zwBedP2IFZ
Hurricane Sally is pounding Alabama gulf coast right now. Storm picked up steam before coming ashore. People have been forced to rooftops in Orange Beach from rising waters. Winds ripping at homes and knocking out power.
A first look at the impacts of #HurricaneSally in Orange Beach, AL after the eye of the storm passed through the area. Sally made landfall as a Cat 2 Hurricane at about 4:45 am CT.
(Video Courtesy: United Cajun Navy)
16 years ago today, I was working in Mobile covering the landfall of Cat 3 #Ivan. Devastating for Dauphin Island, Bayou La Batre, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Pensacola & beyond. I said on the air that day that Sept. 16, 2004 is a date that won’t be forgotten. Here we are again.