Governor Ivey issues state of emergency, closes beaches as Hurricane Sally nears Alabama Gulf Coast
Updated: Sep 17, 2020
Montgomery, Ala. – Governor Ivey issued a state of emergency Monday ahead of Hurricane Sally making landfall along the Gulf Coast.
Ivey also issued a statement closing all Alabama beaches at 3 p.m. and recommending non-residents evacuate flood-prone areas.
Sally is expected to gradually strengthen and make landfall on Wday. Forecasters warn that the coast could see a surge of rain. Short lived tornadoes are also possible.
In a video statement, Ivey assured Alabamians that every resource would be available to help those affected, but cautioned that flood and heavy rains can be just as deadly as tropical winds. The Alabama National Guard and Alabama Emergency Management Agency remain on standby during the state of emergency for recovery and relief efforts.