Hurricane warning, evacuations in place in New Orleans as Sally strengthens

Tropical Storm Sally is currently expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane as the 18th storm of the season continues to pick up speed.Sally currently sits about 135 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida, and about 280 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds up to 60 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. update Sunday.Landfall could come as early as Monday night or Tuesday morning and is expected to bring “life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall” to the northern Gulf Coast.Hurricane …

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HEDGE accordingly