Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm

A slow-moving Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm packing winds of 105 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, which warned of “life-threatening” flooding.

Forecasters warned of a coastal storm surge that will cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the next few days.

About 150,000 homes and businesses had lost electricity by early Wednesday as powerful winds pummel the area, according to the site.

In Escambia County, Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Chip Simmons promised to keep his officers out with residents as long as physically possible. The county includes Pensacola in Florida, one of the largest cities on the Gulf Coast.

Pensacola police urged people to stay off the roads because hazardous debris “have become too numerous to list,” according to CNN.

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