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Tropical Storm Sally could develop into hurricane

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 12, 2020
Tropical Storm Sally, off the west coast of Florida, could strengthen into a hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Sally
Storm   Tropical Storm Sally
Its track will disrupt oil-producing areas of the Gulf for a second time in less than a month. The latest NHC forecast calls for the storm’s maximum sustained winds to reach 80 miles per hour.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Saturday urged residents to monitor the latest weather reports and heed warnings by local officials.

Oil companies evacuated staff some offshore platforms on Saturday as Tropical Storm Sally reached warm Gulf of Mexico waters.

Chevron Corp and Murphy Oil Corp evacuated offshore production platforms, and Chevron was preparing to halt output at two, spokespeople said. Other oil companies said they were monitoring the storm and prepared to take actions.