rainfall

FROM COFFEE COUNTY EMA -

HURRICANE SALLY UPDATE for Wednesday morning.

IMPORTANT CHANGES:

--Hurricane Sally made landfall at 0445 this date as a Category 2 hurricane, with 105 mph winds

--Sally will continue to move slowly before increasing in forward speed Thursday

--Our greatest threat to the region remains heavy rainfall that will result in widespread flash flooding expected through Thursday morning

IMPACTS FOR COFFEE COUNTY:
--Coffee County is currently under a TORNADO WATCH and a FLASH FLOOD WARNING
--Coffee County is currently under a TROPICAL STORM WARNING
--Our chance for SUSTAINED Tropical Storm Force winds has increased considerably. We now have a 90%-100% of sustained Tropical Storm Force winds. Most likely this would be in the 35-45 mph range, with gusts higher.
--RAIN!! We currently have seen between 2 and 6 inches of rain throughout the county. An ADDITIONAL 7-10 inches is to be expected through 7 PM CST Thursday.
--We are continuing to monitor the Pea River at Elba. As of this update, the river is forecast to crest at 41.8 feet Friday morning.
--The tornado threat will linger today through tonight, but should diminish tomorrow.
--THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION GIVEN THE VERY HIGH RAINFALL AMOUNTS. Please do not drive if you do not have to.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.