NEW ORLEANS, LA – The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida as Sally is expected to become a Category One Hurricane Monday and make landfall Tuesday. Sally is one of several tropical disturbances active in the Atlantic.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Morgan City, Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama Border, Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Port Fourchon Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida Border * Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne * Mobile Bay
A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations.
This is a life-threatening situation.
Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.