Hurricane Sally strengthens and threatens the American coasts

(Washington) Hurricane Sally intensified in Category 2 on Monday evening and is now threatening the southeastern United States, warned the US weather services.

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm Updated at 7:25 pm

France Media Agency

With wind speeds of up to 155 km / h, it could land on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center warned in its latest bulletin.

The hurricane could “intensify” Monday and Tuesday mornings and become a “dangerous hurricane if it moves along the coast,” according to the institution.

Currently, Sally 170 km east of the Mississippi Estuary is at risk of causing potentially fatal surges from Louisiana to Alabama. New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina fifteen years ago, is one of the areas at risk.

“Bad weather is not to be taken lightly,” warned Kay Ivey, governor of Alabama, after declaring a state of emergency for her state in neighboring Florida.

“We pray that Sally won’t do any harm, but we have to be ready,” she insisted, urging the residents of her state to be extremely careful.