Tropical Storm Sally – Update #4 – 9/14/2020
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 rainfall, tropical storm winds and flooding in the Big Bend and Panhandle areas in the next few days.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for coastal Escambia, coastal and inland Santa Rosa, coastal and inland Okaloosa, south Walton, coastal Bay, and coastal Gulf counties. A tropical storm watch is in effect for coastal Franklin County. Tropical storm conditions could begin today within these warning areas. A flash flood watch has been issued through Thursday for most of the Panhandle.
UF units with operations in Florida’s Big Bend and the Panhandle should be prepared for potential tropical storm-force winds and significant heavy rainfall and 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.
Hurricane conditions are expected tonight within the hurricane warning area in southeastern Louisiana and late Tuesday along the Mississippi and Alabama coastline. Tropical storm conditions are likely to begin later today.
We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes. For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.