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Sally moves on; more storms coming

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/18/20, 07:03 am

The remnants of the hurricane brought heavy rain and floods to parts of the South on Thursday. Sally picked up speed as it moved over eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, dumping several inches of rain on its way to the Atlantic. By Friday, forecasters turned their attention to the next major weather event, a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico expected to strengthen as it moves toward the Texas coast over the weekend.

How do things look in Sally’s wake? The storm left one person dead and caused severe flooding in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. On Thursday, rescuers reached homeowners trapped in floodwaters, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned residents not to let their guard down against rising rivers.

Dig deeper: Keep updated on developing storm systems at the National Hurricane Center.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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