At 0445 ET on September 16, 2020, Hurricane Sally made landfall near the Gulf Shores and Alabama as a slow-moving Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the National Hurricane Center. With winds of 105 MPH, a category 2 hurricane is considered extremely dangerous and is likely to damage homes, trees, and power lines.
As of 0700 CT on September 16, 2020, The National Hurricane Center issued the following watches and warnings:
- Storm surge warning is in effect for:
- Dauphin Island, AL to the Walton/Bay County Line, FL
- Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
- Mississippi/Alabama border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, FL
- Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- East of the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, FL to Indian Pass, FL
- Mississippi/Alabama border to the mouth of the Pearl River
CNN reports more than 500,000 customers are without power along the Gulf Coast, and both Alabama and Florida governors have declared a state of emergency.
For real-time Hurricane Sally updates, please refer to:
Hurricane Sally Transportation Updates As Of September 16, 2020:
- The U.S. Postal Service has suspended service in parts of AL. For a full list of suspended services, please visit the U.S. Postal Service website.
- On Tuesday, September 15th, over 74 road closures were reported in AL, the Gulf Shores, and NW Florida. For up-to-date road conditions, please refer to:
The GlobalTranz team is diligently tracking Hurricane Sally’s impact to support shippers and carriers who may be affected, and to assist with any weather-related supply chain disruptions.