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SALLY ENDS HOURS OF HAVOC ON PANHANDLE: 5PM UPDATE

Staff Report

HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES: 

Sally has officially hit the Gulf Coast and the Northern Panhandle leaving a trail of water and destruction in its wake. 

Currently Sally is about 55 miles North by Northeast of Pensacola and 85 miles west of Dothan with max winds at 60 miles per hour as it continues to loose force. 

Hurricane sally made a final shift Eastward directly hitting Pensacola, which has not seen a hurricane since 2005's Katrina.

During the wake of the storm, Chipley Fire Department was flooded, which according to officials is the first time in history. Trucks and equipment were moved to avoid damage from the waters.    

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At 4pm , the center of Tropical Storm Sally was located near latitude 31.2 North, longitude 86.8 West.

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National Hurricane Center said Sally is moving toward the northeast near 7 mph and a northeastward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected tonight through Thursday night. The center of Sally is expected to move across southeastern Alabama tonight, over central Georgia on Thursday, and move over South Carolina Thursday night.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected as the center moves farther inland tonight, and Sally is forecast to become a tropical depression tonight or Thursday morning. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km) from the center.