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September 14, 2020

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during, and after Hurricane Sally, visit

A new U.S. Geological Survey coastal change forecast predicts some sandy beaches in Mississippi may be heavily damaged by Hurricane Sally, while beaches in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida may see moderate to minor damage. The forecast released on Monday will be updated whenever the National Hurricane Center’s surge forecasts are changed. The most current version is always available on the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal.