The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Sally. Currently, Baldwin County is under a TROPICAL STORM WARNING, HURRICANE WATCH, and a STORM SURGE WATCH. A flash flood watch is expected to be issued on Monday, September 14, 2020, and persist through Thursday, September 17, 2020. A Tropical Storm Warning is issued when sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph) or higher associated with a tropical cyclone are expected in 36 hours or less. At this time, the Baldwin County Emergency Operations Center is activated and operating with essential staff. The potential local impacts associated with Tropical Storm Sally are as follows: – Extended periods of heavy rains. Rainfall totals are forecast to be 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts across southwest Alabama. – Storm surge of 2 to 4 feet above dry ground along our coastal areas. – A few tornadoes are possible. – Rough surf and dangerous rip currents. – Tropical storm wind gusts of approximately 40 miles per hour along coastal Baldwin County. The public is advised to closely monitor the weather using a NOAA Weather radio, local news outlets, and official sources such as the Baldwin County EMA.