Penscola, Fla. – Part of a bridge in Pinscola collapsed Wednesday morning after 30 inches of rain and thunderstorms swept the streets into white clouds. Sally swept the Gulf Coast ashore after the hurricane.
The strong winds from Sally sent shockwaves through Alabama and Florida as the center above Panhandle advanced by noon. In Pensacola, Florida, part of the Pensacola Bay Bridge collapsed and downtown was largely underwater.
Forecasters say Sally’s most serious threat has been proved in the wake of heavy rains triggered by slow storms: “Floods are historic and catastrophic floods, including large to moderate river floods, spreading,” forecasters say.
In photos and videos of coastal areas, debris and boats were thrown under trees and the streets were flooded. Around 9 a.m. local time, about 5.5 above sea level at the water level station in Pensacola. The National Hurricane Center said the feet were flooded.
Emergency flash flood emergency and rescue efforts are underway for parts of southeastern Alabama and the Florida Peninsula, as the hurricane could bring 35 inches of rain into different pockets.
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Sally landed at 4:45 a.m. near the Gulf Shores of Alabama with winds of 105 mph. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Some other major developments:
- Before arriving in Georgia on Thursday and Carolinas on Friday, Sally is forecast to head southeast Alabama from inside Wednesday night.
- Some parts of Alabama and Florida can receive about 10 to 20 inches of rain, while as much as 35 inches of isolated pockets can fall.
- Sally is the eighth hurricane to make landfall on the continent’s U.S. this year – the most on September 16 in record history.
- More than 500,000 homes and businesses are without power, according to Utility Tracker Powerout. US.
Here’s a look at the latest news with Hurricane Sally:
Sally broke the shore near Gulf Shores, Alabama The pier in Gulf State Park has suffered significant damage, Large parts of the structure have been destroyed by the storm.
Whattley, a Montgomery resident, said friends sent photos from the scene of the wreckage next to the wreckage and a part of the Gulf State Park pier missing. Several boats were washed ashore.
“The whole earth and the sea belong to God,” Wolley said. “It simply came to our notice then. If we’re done rebuilding, we just rebuild and move on. “
– Alesha Williams Byrd, Montgomery Advertiser at 12 noon C.T.
Brandon Anderson, a resident of Oak Lodge Mobile Home Park west of Pensacola, was brought out of the chainsaw Wednesday morning to help remove most of the trees that blocked the park’s entrance.
Soon, he had more than a dozen neighbors helping.
“Thankfully they just came out and started joining us,” Anderson said.
During the worst of the storm, Anderson said he saw flashing lights, which he thought were lightning strikes. “I felt like my house was shaking. There are a lot of light explosions, it’s a little scary, “he said.
Kenneth McClory said he was screaming the wind and green light around his home at 4 p.m. The next thing she knew, a huge tree fell in her living room.
Another tree fell on his car before he could escape.
In addition to feeling “homeless,” McCleroy said, he is optimistic that things will get better – one day, if not today.
“You can’t lower yourself, it’s going to get worse than that,” he said. “At least everyone is accounted for.”
– Anne Blanks, Pensocola News Journal | 11:45 am CT
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan confirmed that part of the Three Mile Bridge is missing, the biggest damage to date to date from Hurricane Sally. Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has tweeted a photo showing the missing section of the bridge.
Images indicate that a crane fell on the bridge and knocked down the side of the road. The new Three Mile Bridge, or Penscola Bay Bridge, connects the city with the Gulf Breeze.
The Florida Department of Transportation said it was unable to assess any potential damage to the bridge due to the ongoing strong winds.
On Tuesday, a construction barge fell loose, hitting a fishing pier and Filed himself under the Three Mile Bridge, Forcing the bridge to close.
– Anne Blanks, Pensocola News Journal | 10:23 a.m. C.T.
Much of downtown was underwater on Wednesday morning, with streets turned into floodwaters and trees lined Palafox Street. Downtown was largely empty, with police officers and a few brave spectators to the rescue.
Nick Zangri, owner of Nick’s Bedlands Bar in New York, was sitting at the door of his dark, empty bar on Pelafox looking down the street. Zangri has been at the bar since Monday, saying he wants to keep an eye on his building. But he didn’t expect it to be as bad as they did overnight on Tuesday.
Just a few blocks down Jefferson Street, floodwaters were unloading cars around the Holiday Inn Express and the Pensacola Little Theater. The floodwaters hit the surrounding waters, making the Gulf of Mexico look like a gulf.
People were standing on the porch of the hotel, trapped and looking out over the water which was the parking lot.
– Anne Blanks, Pensocola News Journal | 10:15 a.m. C.T.
The United Cajun Navy has boots on Orange Beach land and is surveying the damage caused by the Category 2 storm so far.
The non-profit organization, dedicated to equipping relief efforts and rescue teams in areas affected by natural disasters, posted a video on Facebook showing the storms and heavy flooding in the streets as well as a boat capsized on the side of the road next to a refrigerator.
– Daniela Medina, Montgomery Advertiser 9 a.m. C.T.
Rescue workers are evacuating people from their homes Between damage and heavy flooding by Hurricane Sally, said David Foresol, a senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Mobile.
He said two flash flood emergencies are currently underway for the coastal Baldwin on Fort and Walton Beach.
Eversell said he has received reports of several condos damage in the Gulf Shores area as well as damage to surf shops and Pink Pony pubs. Debris on Orange Beach struck in front of some condos while the boat came between some buildings.
“We know people are being rescued and we know there is heavy damage to property,” he said.
– Kirsten Fisk, Montgomery A Advertiser | 8:10 am whistle
Sally’s route and landfall are very reasonable Like Hurricane Evan, Who built Landf.l on the same day – 16 September – 16 years ago, in 2004, Sally is likely to land in almost the same place. Evan was a much stronger Category 3 and devastated the area.
– Anne Blanks, Pensocola News Journal | 8 a.m. C.T.
There was no wet and windy hurricane, the hurricane couldn’t blow Sally Flora-Bama. The “most famous beach bar in the country” is still: 23 o’clock, according to a photo and caption posted on the United Cajun Navy Wednesday at 5:23 p.m. The Volunteer Rescue Group is currently organizing relief efforts in Escambia County.
The photo shows no visible damage to its roof or its walls, but shows rising water around the landmark strip on the border of Alabama and Florida.
– Daniela Medina, Penscola News Journal | 8 a.m. C.T.
Ocalosa County rescue workers were called Sally created flooding early Wednesday that required immediate evacuation in some areas.
“We are receiving reports of flooding roads and homes and are actively working to save and evacuate the water,” Ocalosa Public Safety Director Patrick Maddox told county officials in a 4 a.m. update.
County spokesman Christopher Saul said at 5:30 a.m. that 54 people were in “need of evacuation” on the southern edge of Oklahoma County, rescue workers were able to help evacuate 79 people from the Baker area.
– Tom McLaughlin, Northwest Florida Daily News | 7:30 a.m. C.T.
The National Weather Service reported the trained spotter on mobile Northwest Pensacola forecasts 30 inches of rain. NAS Pensacola recorded 24.8 inches of rain and gusts of up to 92 miles per hour.
Earlier Wednesday, the Weather Service issued a “rare” flash flood emergency warning.
“When we have flash floods that pose a significant risk to life and property,” said Dave Eversol, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Alabama Mobile. That means people out there are literally pulling people out of their homes and rescuing people from cars. Along with the turbulent crisis, it is one of our two most serious warnings. “
Interstate 10 on the Escambia Bay Bridge is also constantly closed due to east and west winds.
– Anne Blanks, Pensocola News Journal | 7:30 a.m. C.T.
Jim Cantor, famous weather channel meteorologist, Was in Pensacola early Wednesday to track the storm. Cantor is notorious for reporting from some of the worst weather conditions in the country.
He tweeted Powerful wind video An eruption in the city on Wednesday morning and shots from the Weather Channel showed it was scattered by heavy rain.
– Anne Blanks, Pensocola News Journal | At 6:30 p.m.
Sally is the eighth hurricane to make landfall on the continent’s U.S. this year – the highest in record history on September 16, surpassing seven hurricanes of 1916. According to Phil Klotzbach, Research scientist and meteorologist at Colorado State University.
U.S. continents on most continents in a single Atlantic season. The record for landfills is nine, which was also established in 1916. The landfall occurred at 4:45 a.m. local time near Gulf Shores in Alabama in the center of Sally’s eye.
– John Bacon, USA Today | 4:45 p.m.
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