Hurricane Sally, moving slowly eastward as a Category 1 storm, churned waters in the Gulf of Mexico and caused strong storm surges for most of the coastal region on Tuesday, September 15.
Footage from Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana shows the lake overflowing from the surge.
The storm was on track to hit New Orleans directly, but changed course overnight Monday into Tuesday, moving eastward toward the Mississippi-Alabama state line, reports said.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Tuesday morning discontinued a tropical storm warning it had issued for Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and the metropolitan New Orleans area.
The hurricane was expected to make landfall Wednesday morning. Credit: @ToppTeach via Storyful