Sally downgraded to tropical depression
Update: 17th of September, 9:30 a.m. UTC
Hurricane Sally has weakened to a tropical depression with maximum winds of 45 km/h (30 MPH).
The torrential rainfall and high storm surges caused the most damage, catastrophic and life-threatening flooding still continues over parts of Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama.
Widespread flooding is expected from central Georgia through southeastern Virginia. Rivers will remain elevated into the next week.
Update: 16th of September, 10:00 a.m. UTC
Sally has again strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustainable winds 165 km/h (105 MPH) with higher gusts. The storm has made landfall on the Alabama coast in the city of Gulf Shores.
Hundreds of thousands of people are without power caused by the storm's heavy rains and strings winds.
Hurricane threatens to bring 'historic' flooding to Gulf Coast. Significant and flash flooding is expected across inland portions of Alabama and central Georgia. Windspread flash and urban flooding possible across western South Carolina and western/central North Carolina.
Life-threatening storm surge will occur from the coastline of Alabama to the western Florida Panhandle as well as in Pensacola Bay and southern Mobile Bay.
Update: 15th of September, 11:00 p.m. UTC
Hurricane Sally is located approximately 75 miles (125 km) south of Alabama and 75 miles (125 km) southwest of Pensacola Florida. Maximum winds have slightly decreased to 130 km/h (80 MPH).
Life-threatening flooding is expected through Wednesday, both inland and along the coast, from Florida Panhandle west of the Apalachicola River to southeastern Mississippi. Flash and urban flooding is likely to be significant in portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and western Carolinas.
Hurricane conditions are expected this evening and overnight along the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines and the western Florida.
Update: 15th of September, 8:00 a.m. UTC
Sally has intensified into a Category 2 hurricane on Monday and could potentially get stronger in the next 24 hours and approach Cat.3, before hitting the Gulf Coast.
Maximum sustainable winds are 150 km/h (90 MPH). The landfall is still expected to take place late Tuesday.
Hurricane Warning are issued from Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward into Florida, at the Okaloosa/Walton County line.
Update: 14th of September, 11:00 a.m. UTC
Tropical Storm Sally is currently packing winds of 95 km/h (60 MPH) with its center over 100 miles east-southeast of southeast Louisiana.
The storm is projected to strengthen into a hurricane Category 1 as it moves northwestward toward the northern Gulf Coast, where it should arrive beginning late Monday and Tuesday.
There is a serious threat of of life-threatening flooding rainfall, which can occur from southeastern Louisiana into parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.