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Trump tells Gulf Coast residents to prepare for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Sally

Trump tells Gulf Coast residents to prepare for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Sally
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President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE late Monday 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 IveySpace Command to be located in Alabama COVID-19 infections spread rapidly as officials race to distribute vaccine The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress moves to avert shutdown as virus talks stall again MORE (R), Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R).

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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 Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida scientist who accused state of manipulating coronavirus data tests positive for COVID-19, turns herself in Overnight Health Care: Testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing | Health workers refusing vaccine is growing problem | Incoming CDC director expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February COVID-19 testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing MORE (R) has declared an emergency in the affected western counties of the state’s panhandle.