Hurricane Sally brings 'catastrophic' flooding, 'severe widespread damage' after Alabama landfall


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techbeck
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Extensive flooding and damage were reported along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday after Hurricane Sally roared ashore in Alabama, bringing torrential rain that threatens to spread further inland.

 

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said as of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Sally is now a Category 1 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, and is located about 25 miles west of Pensacola, Fla., moving northeast at an agonizingly slow 3 mph.

The NHC said that “historic and catastrophic flooding is unfolding,” with up to 35 inches of rain expected in parts of the region.

 

As the storm churned inland after making landfall as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Ala., damage reports were coming in from across the area

https://www.foxnews.com/us/hurricane-sally-landfall-alabama-florida-severe-damage-catastrophic-flooding-tropical-weather

 

Would never want to live next to the coast.  Seems every year or two, people have to deal with Hurricanes.

 

 

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+warwagon
25 minutes ago, techbeck said:

Would never want to live next to the coast.  Seems every year or two, people have to deal with Hurricanes.

Exactly.

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+Biscuits Brown

Wouldn't be a bad idea to stop pouring all that concrete destroying the natural drainage in those areas and maybe spend a little effort on building break walls to help deal with surge but I guess that takes away from the 'beauty' of the  area.  They land up with man-made canals every time a storm hits - and I'm not talking Cat 4's and 5's.  Cat 1 and 2's are not uncommon. Saw many of them growing up and never had the 'catastrophic' flooding we've seen in the last  few years. Hopefully the time will come when the coastal states prioritize purpose over aesthetics.  

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FloatingFatMan

As climate change continues, this kind of extreme weather is only going to get worse, and it's really far too late to stop it now.  Time to start spending some of the resources we use on climate change research on actually dealing with the physical effects already here.

 

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