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Hurricane Sally triggers power outages for over 500,000 along Gulf Coast
‘Big problem’ with Hurricane Sally is its slow pace: National Hurricane Center director
National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham on why a slow-moving hurricane is a problem.
Hundreds of thousands of people are without power along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Sally roared ashore on Wednesday morning.
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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Hurricane Sally made landfall at 4:45 a.m. CDT near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
"Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding likely along portions of the north-central Gulf Coast," the NHC said.
HURRICANE SALLY MAKES LANDFALL ON ALABAMA'S GULF COAST, WITH $2B IN DAMAGE EXPECTED
Over 500,000 homes and businesses had lost electricity by 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks power outages.