Atlantic Systems Update: Hurricane Sally and More
Both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are now in a state of emergency due to Hurricane Sally and the potential rain damage it may bring into the western Panhandle. While Hurricane Sally is not due to hit Florida, storm winds will affect the state because of its movement east.
When announcing the state of emergency, Governor DeSantis discussed how the storm could end up leaving behind as much as 25 inches of rain within those counties. The storm is currently moving at 6 mph with 100 mph maximum sustained winds. Okaloosa and Walton counties are also on watch right now with a storm surge warning in effect, and a hurricane warning has extended east to Navarre.
The hurricane center is not only tracking Sally, but Paulette, Rene, Teddy, and Vicky as well- however as of now, those four storms should not be any sort of threat to Florida, as of Monday afternoon.
There have been 20 named systems within this 2020 hurricane season, and so if the last name (Wilfred) is used, the list will then have to move on to the Greek alphabet. This has only happened once before, back in 2007, with a total of 27 named storms within that hurricane season.
The 2020 hurricane season has been extremely active thus far, and the hurricane center is watching closely as changes occur.
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