Hurricane Sally, Debbie Elliot, Gulf Coast discussed on Morning Edition

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Reality for many families this morning, and Atlanta Mom describes how even the best planning isn't enough. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm David Green, also the latest on Hurricane Sally. Sally's A slow moving storm that could bring major flooding to the Gulf Coast will go to our reporter in Alabama and later President Emmanuel Macron is trying to get France a bigger role on the world stage. That may not help him politically at home. It's Tuesday, September 15th Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino turns 59 Thie news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. Hurricane Sally is bearing down on the U. S. Gulf Coast. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports It's forecast to make landfall late today or overnight. Near the Alabama Mississippi State line. The outer bands of Hurricane Sally are lashing the northern Gulf Coast, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to a large area stretching from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana east to the Florida Panhandle. The storm is moving slowly in the Gulf of Mexico, churning up the surf and flooding some coastal roadways. Forecasters warn Flooding is the most serious threat from Hurricane Sally, which could bring up to 9 FT storm surge and dumped more than 20 inches of rain in its path. Low lying communities have evacuated as have more than 150. Offshore oil and gas rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Debbie Elliot, NPR NEWS Orange BEACH, Alabama..

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