Hurricane Sally forces evacuations along Gulf Coast

ABC News' Rob Marciano reports from Biloxi, Mississippi, which could see life threatening storm surge.
1:11 | 09/15/20

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Transcript for Hurricane Sally forces evacuations along Gulf Coast
getting started, George. Boy, oh, boy, one to two feet of rain. Rob Marciano joins us from biloxi, Mississippi, which could take a direct hit. Good morning, rob. Good morning, George. For those who don't fake a direct hit from the center, they're taking a direct hit from the storm surge. We're not even seeing any sort of rainfall but certainly seeing a lot of wind and wave action here this. Is not the gulf of Mexico. This is by Loxley bay with this cyst tent wind and this storm sitting where it is, that means that the water will continue to pile up and splash and spill over and in places like here in biloxi and pascagoula 6 to 9 feet of storm surge even before the system comes on shore and all the way over towards southeast Louisiana, 6 to 9 feet. This persistent wind with no one in the driver's seat as ginger mentioned means that we will have a long duration storm surge. So it is not the wind with this storm, it is the water falling out of the clouds and in this case the water coming in off the gulf of Mexico and various bays and rivers struggling with the amount that Sally brings. Michael. Mother nature's testing us right now for sure. Thank you so much for that.

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