Sally socks and soaks Alabama Gulf Coast, saturating other parts of the state

Sally socks and soaks Alabama Gulf Coast, saturating other parts of the state
Rain-saturated ground and hurricane-force winds downed trees throughout Baldwin and Mobile counties. (City of Fairhope)

Hurricane Sally walloped the Alabama Gulf Coast, toppling massive ancient trees, tossing huge boats across roadways, putting communities underwater and even sending a giant alligator into a neighborhood.

While Tropical Storm Sally is now soaking other parts of Alabama, the storm has left lingering problems to be dealt with in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

As of 9 p.m., Alabama Power reported statewide outages of 160,600 with the vast majority (134,000) in the Mobile area. Sustained winds continue to be one of the challenges, particularly in the Mobile area, as crews work to restore power. The company is still in the process of assessing damage to infrastructure even while making progress in restoring service.

The winds, rains and storm surge caused widespread flooding and massive property damage.

Sally even displaced boats and at least one alligator.


Dauphin Island Sea Lab was also damaged.


Sally is now soaking other parts of Alabama, causing flash flooding.


The City of Dothan is expecting large amounts of rainfall through Thursday, September 17, 2020. We would like to remind…

Posted by City of Dothan Government on Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Gov. Kay Ivey and local officials are urging the public to remain off roads and out of areas affected by the storm. Ivey has called a news conference for 10 a.m. Thursday. Some cities have implemented curfews.



Recovery Update with Mayor Kennon post Hurricane Sally. Please remember we have a curfew in place from 7PM-6AM until further notice.

Posted by City of Orange Beach on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Baldwin County is now under curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly until further notice. Road conditions will become even…
Posted by Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Joint Press Conference with Commissioner Ludgood, Mayor Stimpson and Mike Evans from Mobile County EMA for a Hurricane Sally briefing.

Posted by Mobile County, Alabama on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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