President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats, advocates seethe over Florida voting rights ruling Russian jets identified in Trump campaign ad calling for support for the troops Democratic Senate candidate ‘hesitant’ to get COVID-19 vaccine if approved this year MORE early Wednesday warned residents of Gulf states to listen to local leaders ahead of Hurricane Sally’s landfall, saying the storm is “extremely dangerous.”
“My team and I are closely monitoring extremely dangerous Hurricane Sally. We are fully engaged with State & Local Leaders to assist the great people of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Be ready and listen to State and Local Leaders!” Trump tweeted, tagging Alabama Gov. Kay IveyKay IveyTrump warns Gulf Coast residents to prepare for ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Sally Overnight Health Care: Shifting CDC testing guidance sparks backlash | Democrats offer lower price tag for COVID-19 aid but stalemate persists | Trump administration to purchase 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests Cuomo to serve as National Association of Governors chair MORE (R), Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R).
My team and I are closely monitoring extremely dangerous Hurricane Sally. We are fully engaged with State & Local Leaders to assist the great people of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Be ready and listen to State and Local Leaders! @GovernorKayIvey @LouisianaGov @TateReeves
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2020
Forecasters have warned the hurricane could bring up to two feet of rain and possible tornadoes as it approaches the northern Gulf, according to The Associated Press. It was initially projected to hit New Orleans, but forecasters have since shifted its predicted trajectory east.
The storm is expected to make landfall around the Alabama-Mississippi border late Tuesday to early Wednesday.
Winds are forecasted to reach 110 miles per hour by Wednesday, according to the AP.
“This is going to be historic flooding along with the historic rainfall,” National Hurricane Center senior specialist Stacy Stewart told the AP. “If people live near rivers, small streams and creeks, they need to evacuate and go somewhere else.”
Trump has issued emergency declarations for some regions of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDemocrats, advocates seethe over Florida voting rights ruling Ex-Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he identifies as bisexual Florida Supreme Court blocks DeSantis justice pick MORE (R) has declared an emergency in the affected western counties of the state’s Panhandle.