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New Orleans braces as Tropical Storm Sally builds in Gulf

Louisiana bracing for arrival of Sally
Posted at 8:18 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 22:07:01-04

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Residents in New Orleans are preparing for a possible hurricane as Tropical Storm Sally builds in strength in the Gulf of Mexico.

Winds are strong in “The Big Easy” today, although the slow-moving storm is still far away.

People are filling sandbags to protect their homes from flooding.

Many are saying Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the area 15 years ago, remains fresh in their minds.

Forecasters say Sally could come ashore in Louisiana early Tuesday as a Category 2 hurricane.