Hurricane Sally has lumbered ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, with top winds of 105 mph.
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. pounded the Gulf Coast with wind and rain early Thursday morning, but Laura rapidly weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm by afternoon.
Storm surge from Laura could reach up to 30 miles inland, say forecasters
There were six active storm systems in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions earlier this week, tying a record for the number of combined storms in both areas, according to the National Hurricane Center.