Alabama braces for Hurricane Sally in the middle of a pandemic

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson talks preparing for life-threatening conditions being brought by Hurricane Sally while dealing with COVID-19 limitations.
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Transcript for Alabama braces for Hurricane Sally in the middle of a pandemic
And not for the latest on hurricane Sally the storm is one of seven tropical systems churning in the Atlantic right now making this the most active tropical season to date ever recorded. The salaries current taking aim at the Gulf Coast and experts say could bring quote. Extreme life threatening flash flooding and storm surge. Earlier I spoke with Mobile, Alabama mayor sandy stimson where the outer bands of Sally are already being felt let's listen. We know that storm surge an extreme flash flooding our huge concerns how are you preparing for that. Us so we Bob. A Martin stadium but I'll respond paper battered old two from the page dated to about the progress they've. That Warner read you personnel. And so we're ready as we get paid. But then branched that movie had reported deport them. Do you find it harder to prepare for a storm that threatens with with. Flooding and with surge as opposed to with wind. It's you must not necessarily harder to a prayer book that would prepare to vote. You know him in the security mobile we are trading well below while lonetree. So you have a slow movement stalled although a lot of writing that you gonna have a lot of tree damage. But that man a break it. And I know your county has to storm cell chip shelters rather but unlike usual you're advising people to avoid a evacuating to them. Because of course the corona virus threatened crowding concern so what are some of the challenges that you're facing now in handling both the pandemic and a hurricane at the same time. Bush spoke frankly and I area they pandemic is slow down and so we don't have a section right. But and we've been a situation where we did have been very typical because we don't have enough shelters recover everybody if we had separate people. But the social distancing. What do you want residents in your area to know right now. So you know the most important thing right now is that the sustained. Because of the flooding that flash flooding. We get cut off more your chimed ago. And then you would say the rescue personnel proud risk becomes site you. And we see it so so many times book trying to either get away or help somebody else they don't realize just how quickly these waters can come in. And then they themselves are trapped how worried are you about those scenarios. Well. We're fairly huge but our change and opportunity have themselves with the suburban area until there's always a talent. But we have some about highly qualified people. The bad stuff understand without water rescue group that sought to build about it. And what do people outside the storm zone due to help you right now. Sponsored by monitor what happens in what the extent of the damages. And that's always been an outpouring note I'll support you know to help bears localities that have been hurt the and so we just hope that you'll look at south Alabama and stay where we are there a cup but I. Mayor sandy Simpson for Mobile, Alabama we appreciate your time this morning wishing you a safe journey through this storm sir thank you. Would you very much Diana.

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