Sally moves to the Gulf of Mexico and threatens Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana

Tropical Storm Sally moves through the Gulf of Mexico towards Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, where they declared an emergency Sally ...

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  • Tropical Storm Sally moves through the Gulf of Mexico towards Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, where they declared an emergency
  • Sally had winds around 75 kilometers (45 miles) per hour with stronger gusts, according to meteorologists
  • Sally is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and hit the area Monday night and Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Sally was approaching from Florida to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and caused a hurricane watch in Grand Isle, Louisiana, and on the border between Florida and Alabama.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and authorities in New Orleans issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas not protected by levees.

Sally had winds around 75 kilometers (45 miles) per hour with stronger gusts, according to meteorologists. The tropical storm was expected to turn into a hurricane on Monday and hit the alert area Monday night and Tuesday.

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The storm surge from Sally could reach dangerous levels due in part to the tide. The water between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Ocean Springs, Mississippi, was estimated to reach 2.7 meters (9 feet).

Sally, who was moving slowly, could drop up to 46 centimeters (18 inches) of rain by midweek. The system was moving west-northwest at 13 kilometers (8 miles) per hour Sunday morning. Its center was 130 kilometers (80 miles) west-southwest of Port Charlotte, Florida, and 620 kilometers (385 miles) east-southeast at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

For their part, the inhabitants of the island of Bermuda received notices on Sunday calling on them to protect themselves and their properties from Hurricane Paulette, which experts say would grow into a dangerous storm as it advanced into the territory.

Paulette reached hurricane status Saturday night and was expected to cause storm surge, coastal flooding and gales in Bermuda in the coming days, according to an advisory from the US National Hurricane Center.

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The meteor had maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers (75 miles) per hour, which were expected to gain strength on its way to Bermuda, experts said.

The greatest dangers were strong winds, storm surge, rainfall of up to 15 centimeters (6 inches), and risk from waves and currents. Early Sunday morning, the storm was 535 kilometers southeast of the territory.

In terms of wind, it was the strongest system of the six that the National Hurricane Center monitored in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Rene, who had reached a tropical storm, was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday night. Tropical Depression Twenty was poorly established in the Atlantic, although it was expected to gain strength during the week.

Two other meteors, one in the Gulf of Mexico and one near Cape Verde, had low and moderate chances of consolidating, respectively.

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Sally is moving west at about 7 mph (11 km / h) and has a track across the Gulf that could reach the southern states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana even in hurricane force.

This would be as of Monday or Tuesday of next week, according to a route chart provided by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Meanwhile, it is leaving rain accumulations of up to 8 inches (20 cm) in metropolitan areas of South Florida, including the Keys, and can extend to the west coast that includes the Tampa Bay area.

Sally’s strong winds began to be felt in Miami early today, even before it escalated into a storm.

The NHC also warns of the possible presence of tornadoes, as well as life-threatening storm surges along the west-central coast of Florida and up to the Panhandle (northwest) of Florida.

At 2:00 p.m. local time (6:00 p.m. GMT), Sally’s center was 35 miles (60 km) from the coastal town of Naples, Florida.

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On the other hand, Rene, in the open sea and almost equidistant between the African islands of Cape Verde and those of the North Leeward, in the Lesser Antilles, degraded to a tropical depression with winds now of 35 m / h (55 km / h) .

It will continue to lose strength over the next few days according to the tour graph and without affecting any territory, something that her travel companion Paulette does not seem to accomplish.

This last system could arrive on Monday in the Bermuda Islands as a hurricane. The strength of its winds at 18.00 GMT marked 70 m / h (110 km / h), said the NHC, based in Miami.

The US observatory also monitors two systems still disorganized in the eastern Atlantic but with potential for development.

It is a large area of ​​low pressure located hundreds of kilometers from the Cape Verde Islands, moving west with a high probability of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours.

The other is closer to Cape Verde with rains and thunderstorms, and its evolution forecast is medium, 40% in the next two days.

After Sally, only three of the 21 names on the 2020 list remain available: Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred.

If the cyclones of a season exceed the figure of 21, the number 22 and those that follow will be named after the letters of the Greek alphabet.

The last time this happened was in 2005.

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