Will Sally Become The First Hurricane To Hit New Orleans In The Month Of September Since Hurricane Katrina?

Will Sally Become The First Hurricane To Hit New Orleans In The Month Of September Since Hurricane Katrina? by  for End of the American Dream

After everything else we have been through in 2020, now here comes Hurricane Sally.  It is the seventh hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and it could end up being the most destructive.  On Monday it strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mph winds, and we are being told that it could potentially become a Category 3 storm before it finally makes landfall.  But the wind speed is not what makes this storm potentially so dangerous.  Hurricane Sally is expected to slow down significantly as it approaches the Gulf Coast, and we are now being told that some areas could see up to two feet of rain.  That could mean “life-threatening flooding”, especially if this storm directly hits New Orleans.

We all remember what happened when Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans in September 2005.  Since that time, we have not seen a hurricane directly hit the city of New Orleans during the month of September, and this is something that I have been tracking every year.

At this hour, we still don’t know where Hurricane Sally will make landfall.  It is heading toward New Orleans, but some forecasters expect it to make a very sharp turn to the north right before it gets there.

But what if it doesn’t?

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 storm when it finally reached New Orleans, and it is anticipated that Hurricane Sally will be a Category 2 or a Category 3 storm when it ultimately makes landfall.  In fact, weather.com says that “additional strengthening is anticipated” in the hours ahead…

Hurricane Sally has rapidly intensified and additional strengthening is anticipated as it tracks toward the northern Gulf Coast, where it will bring an extremely dangerous storm surge, flooding rainfall and damaging winds early this week. Sally will also pose a threat of flooding rainfall farther inland across parts of the Southeast.

So if Hurricane Sally is already a Category 2 storm right now, it would seem likely that it would reach Category 3 at some point.

But what makes this storm so unique is that it is supposed to move extremely slowly once it reaches the Gulf Coast, and that could mean “up to 48 hours of storm surge and rainfall”

Sally’s outer bands should begin to reach the Gulf Coast Monday morning with significant progress inland not expected until Wednesday morning.

This likely allows for up to 48 hours of storm surge and rainfall which could be a very dangerous situation.

If the hardest hit areas are not densely populated, the overall damage may not be that dramatic.

Continue Reading / End of the American Dream >>>

Sharing is caring!

Michael Snyder

I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep.  My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The End, Get Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters.  (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing those books you help to support my work.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations I can only allow this to happen if this “About the Author” section is included with each article.  In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished.  This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions.  Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.