Hurricane Sally, moving at a walking pace over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, gathered

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Hurricane Sally Live Updates: Stalled Over the Gulf, Storm Gathers Strength

Hurricane Sally, moving at a walking pace over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, gathered strength overnight even as its course shifted eastward toward Pensacola, Fla.

The languid pace and lurching path of Sally, which was moving at just 2 miles per hour as it intensified early Wednesday into a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mile-per-hour winds, has increased chances that the storm could bring catastrophic flooding.

More than 150,000 people lost power overnight, and local officials warned residents that flooding would most likely grow more severe throughout the day.

Late Tuesday, residents and local news outlets in Mobile and Gulf Shores, Ala., were posting videos of ripping winds, storm surges and heavy rainfall. Videos from Pensacola Beach, Fla., showed storm surge pushing seawater into residential streets and parks. According to the National Weather Service, a casino barge near Coden, Ala., broke loose because of strong winds and storm surge and slammed into a dock.

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Date: 2020-09-16T08:45:45.000Z
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