Hurricane Sally

category 2 Atlantic hurricane in 2020

Hurricane Sally was an Atlantic tropical cyclone. The storm threatened the United States Gulf Coast States of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.[1] Sally first developed near the Bahamas, moved over Florida, then became a tropical storm.

Hurricane Sally
Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS/NWS)
Hurricane Sally as a Category 1 hurricane before landfall in Alabama on September 16
FormedSeptember 11, 2020
DissipatedSeptember 18, 2020
(Remnant low after September 17)
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 105 mph (165 km/h)
Lowest pressure965 mbar (hPa); 28.5 inHg
Fatalities8 total
Damage≥ $7.3 billion (2020 USD)
Areas affectedThe Bahamas, Cuba, U.S. Gulf Coast, Southeastern United States, Norway
Part of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical storm and hurricane notices were put up from Louisiana to northwest Florida as Sally came toward the region. Several million people prepared for the hurricane. Others left the area.[2]

The storm later hit Alabama and northwestern Florida while a Category 2 hurricane.


  1. "Hurricane Sally, Now a Category 2 Storm, Threatens the Gulf Coast". The CBS News. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  2. "Hurricane Sally Packing 100 MPH Winds". WDSU News. Retrieved September 14, 2020.