Hurricane Sally Hits Coastline


In a year marked by disaster, Hurricane Sally making landfall just adds fuel to the flames, with it being the second hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast in three weeks (photo courtesy AP News).

Remi White, Bronco Design Editor

On Sept. 16, Hurricane Sally hit the Florida-Alabama line with 165 mph winds and trapped many people with flood waters. These waters crept inland and drenched the Deep South. The storm made landfall at 4:45 a.m. near Gulf Shores and battered the coast line for hours.

Sally has been the second hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast in three weeks, making this one of the busiest hurricane seasons ever recorded. This coupled with the wildfires raging in California has drawn attention to climate change. Sally’s slow movement speed also supports scientists’ theory that climate change is creating stronger, more destructive storms.