President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence 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 IveyTrump seeking to oust Republican Alabama governor over canceled rally: report Alabama governor orders state agencies to fight federal vaccine mandates Alabama using COVID funds to build new prisons — is that Biden's vision? 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 14, 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 Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Memo: Media obsess over Trump's past as he eyes comeback DeSantis proposes civilian Florida State Guard military force he would control Haley hits the stump in South Carolina MORE (R) has declared an emergency in the affected western counties of the state’s panhandle.