Charley Gray, Alabama, Gulf Coast discussed on Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Headlines are next and then we'll get it underway with Sharon Jones and the DAP Kings. Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbst. Hurricane Sally is moving slowly as the batter's parts of the Gulf Coast. Flooding is a major concern on the coast and inland. The storm was a Category one with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles an hour and his Miranda for more from member station W be a gem reports residents on a barrier island of Alabama. Now surveying the damage. The store made landfall on Alabama's coast, producing strong winds that down transformers, power lines and damaged buildings. Charley Gray is a charter captain on Dolphin Island who's lived on the state's coast for more than 50 years. He's weathered storms ranging from Hurricane Frederick in 1972 Katrina in 2005, he says. Sally brought lots of wind. All you could hear was rumbling and things crashing and breaking in twisting. You heard metal banging and wrap it around. The palm trees were just like you took a piece of aluminum foil and just wrapped it around your finger. Gray says. Flooding isn't too bad, but the wind is still gusting. The next step. Wait until the wind dies Down, then Cleanup for NPR news. I'm Miranda Fillmore in Birmingham, Alabama. A report from California's grid operators as an error by Pacific Gas and Electric may have contributed to last month's rolling blackout. Lily Jamali with member station KQED D says it was the first such blackout in the state and two decades during last month's intense heat wave. P Jeannie ordered a power plant to ramp down production is energy demand peaked. A P Jeannie spokesperson said it's not clear if that error caused one of the rolling blackouts. But critics say less power on the grid is what prompted the state grid operator to call for outages affecting hundreds of thousands of Californians Village in Mali reporting.

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