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Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, threatens "historic" flooding

CA, 16 Sep 2020
Hurricane Sally made landfall on Alabama's Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning as a Category Two hurricane, after winds intensified overnight.

Winds were clocked at 165 km per hour, able to cause extensive damage, according to the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. The hurricane also poses the risk of "catastrophic and life-threatening" flooding along portions of the north-central Gulf Coast.

The National Hurricane Centre warned of a “life-threatening storm surge” and "historic" rainfall from the Alabama coast to the western Florida panhandle.

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