‘Catastrophic flooding’ expected as Hurricane Sally hits US Gulf of Mexico coast

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In a hurricane shelter in Pascagoula, a coastal town in eastern Mississippi, 50-year-old evacuee Cliton Shepherd hoped the area could avoid the worst.“I don’t think the wind is going to hurt anything, I hope. I pray it won’t. But that’s the main thing, you know, hoping and praying for the best is all we can do. ”

There have been so many tropical storms in the Atlantic this year that the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, which names the storms, is about to run out of names for the second time in history.

The last time was in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

The latest Atlantic storm, Hurricane Paulette, hit the island of Bermuda on Monday with Category 2 winds and heavy rain, according to the NHC.

The center also said Tropical Storm Teddy, currently positioned in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to become a hurricane.

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