VIDEO: City of New Orleans updates preparations for Tropical Storm Sally

City of New Orleans updates preparations for Tropical Storm Sally

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -Mayor Latoya Cantrell and other city leaders held a news conference Monday to update preparations for Hurricane Sally.

Mayor Cantrell was joined by NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Collin Arnold, and Deputy CAO for Infrastructure Ramsey Green.

As of the noon update Monday, Sally is moving west-northwest. This general motion is expected to continue today followed by a decrease in forward speed and a turn toward the north into tomorrow.

Sally is still a fairly lopsided storm. With much of the heavy rain on the eastern side, the track’s nudge east is a welcome sight for Southeast Louisiana.

Storm surge is highly dependent on Sally’s track. A track east of the river means the worst surge will be along the east-facing coasts, the MS Coast, and in Lake Borgne.

Sally was upgraded to a hurricane Monday afternoon. Winds are currently at 90 mph. There is the potential for the storm to become stronger before landfall.

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