Tropical Storm Sally – Update #3 – 9/13/2020
University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Sally. Here is what we know today:
Tropical Storm Sally’s greatest threat to Florida remains heavy rain in the Big Bend and the Panhandle areas.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for coastal Escambia, coastal Santa Rosa, coastal Okaloosa, south Walton, coastal Bay, and coastal Gulf Counties. A tropical storm watch is in effect for coastal Franklin County. Tropical storm force winds are possible on Monday along the immediate coast within the warned areas.
A flood watch has been issued for nearly all of the Panhandle. Minor storm surge flooding is expected across the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend coasts. UF units with operations in those areas should closely monitor forecasts and follow guidance from local officials.
No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville.
Storm surge warnings are in effect for areas outside southeastern Louisiana, hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System from Port Fourchon, Louisiana to Mississippi/Alabama border. Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are expected by late Monday from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including metropolitan New Orleans.
We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes. For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.