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Hurricane Sally made landfall in Gulf Shores, AL at 5am on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 as a strong Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Sally produced widespread wind, storm surge, and freshwater flooding across coastal AL and the western Florida Panhandle. Flood and wind damage also extended well inland into inland southwest Alabama and south central Alabama. Sally was an extremely slow moving hurricane, which prolonged and exacerbated the local impacts. The storm was moving at less than 5 mph at the time of landfall, resulting in a long duration of tropical storm and hurricane force winds, storm surge, and torrential rainfall.

Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 105 mph

Fatalities: 6

Damage: $2 billion

Saffir-Simpson Rating: Category 2

Central Pressure: 970.9 mb

Storm Surge: 9 feet

Rainfall: 30 inches

Response: Gulf Shores / Foley, AL / Milton, FL

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