Atlanta-based Southern Company and its subsidiaries – including Georgia Power, Alabama Power and Mississippi Power – began monitoring Hurricane Sally as it grew in the Gulf of Mexico and its path became clear, prompting emergency declarations by the governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, and ultimately Georgia.

The slow-moving Hurricane approached the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama before it made landfall late Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds reached more than 105 mph with higher gusts, and Sally, as expected, maintained its strength as a hurricane when it moved onshore along the north-central Gulf coast. 

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