Hurricane Sally strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Monday, and there’s a possibility, it will make landfall in southeastern Louisiana, a state despite everything recuperating from the result of Hurricane Laura.

President Trump said he is monitoring Hurricane Sally as the storm crawled toward the northern Gulf Coast.

“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.

Hurricanes are considered to have the potential for devastating damage when they have sustained winds past 179 kph (111 mph).

Storm warnings currently stretch from Morgan City, Louisiana, toward the east into Florida, at the Okaloosa/Walton County line. Forecasters caution of storm surge and glimmer flooding.

Ports, schools, and organizations shut along the coast. The US Coast Guard restricted travel on the lower Mississippi River in New Orleans to the Gulf and shut the ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.

Sally is the eighteenth named storm in the Atlantic this year and will be an eighth of the storm to hit the US something “extremely uncommon if not a record”, said Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather

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