By Zach Hester, Reporter • firstname.lastname@example.org
ALABAMA — Governor Kay Ivey (R-Ala.) has declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Sally, which is expected to hit the Gulf Coast this week.
In correspondence with the order, Alabama beaches are closed effective at 3 p.m. and recommending the evacuation of people south of Interstate 10.
“As the recently upgraded Hurricane Sally continues heading closer to the Gulf Coast, we must give individuals time to prepare for the anticipated impacts of this storm,” said Ivey. “Alabamians are no stranger to tropical weather and the significant damage these storms can do, even though our state is not currently in the direct line of impact. I urge everyone to tune in to their trusted weather source, and pay attention to your local officials for updates regarding your area as they make further recommendations based off the unique needs of your community.”
Sally is forecast to make landfall in Mississippi before crossing the State of Alabama on Wednesday, bringing in the risk of damaging winds, coastal flooding, and heavy rain.