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Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall

A man walks though a flooded parking lot as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on Sept. 15, 2020 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge from Louisiana to Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A man walks though a flooded parking lot as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on Sept. 15, 2020 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge from Louisiana to Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm. The storm is pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with  Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV of Pensacola, Florida, which is about 50 miles east of Gulf Shores.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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