Mississippi’s Emergency Management Director says the state dodged a bullet from Hurricane Sally. About 10,000 Gulf Coast residents lost power as the storm hit Alabama and Governor Tate Reeves has offered help to neighboring states. More tropical storms are expected as hurricane season is only about half over. Secretary of State Michael Watson also is warning residents to be aware of hurricane relief charity scams; Mississippians gave $1.7 billion dollars to charity in 2019. Imposters often pretend to represent the government or a well-known business, a romantic interest or family member with an emergency. Those who lost money frequently reported paying scammers with a gift card.