(NBC News) Hurricane Sally roared ashore early Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, delivering 100 mile-per-hour winds and intense, punishing rain.
The storm is now slowly creeping inland, continuing its path of destruction.
Somes areas could see more than 35 inches of rain.
The National Hurricane Center is warning of catastrophic and life threatening flooding from the rain and storm surge.
"We are asking you to shelter in place. We are asking you to seek higher ground," Baldwin County, Alabama Emergency Management Director Zach Hood urged residents.
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