A search-and-rescue volunteer group surveyed the damage to parts of Orange Beach, Alabama, showing overturned boats, flooding and damaged structures in the wake of HurricaneSally making landfall nearby on Wednesday morning.
Torrential rain is falling at 4 inches per hour in parts of Alabama and Florida.
The slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane has already brought at least 25 inches of rain.The slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane has already brought at least 25 inches of rain.Gerald Herbert/APHurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, just before 6 a.m. ET Wednesday as a dangerous
, and is now slamming the Gulf Coast with torrential rain and life-threatening flooding.The latestSally, now weakened to a Category 1, is crawling north-northeast at 5 mph, and is about 15 miles from Pensacola, Florida. Even though Sally is weakening in terms of wind speed, the torrential rainfall is extremely dangerous.
Jonathan Bachman/ReutersA car drives down Government Street during Hurricane Sally in Mobile, Ala., Sept. 16, 2020.A car drives down Government Street during Hurricane Sally in Mobile, Ala., Sept. 16, 2020.The torrential rain is falling at 4 inches per hour in parts of Alabama and Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesGULF SHORES, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 15: A man walks though a flooded parking lot as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on September 15, 2020 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge from Louisiana to Florida.
GULF SHORES, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 15: A man walks though a flooded parking lot as the outer bands of Hurricane Sally come ashore on September 15, 2020 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The storm is bringing heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge from Louisiana to Florida.
Parts of western Florida and the southeastern Alabama coast are under flash flood emergencies through the evening."If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are," Baldwin County, Alabama, emergency management officials said.
In Florida's Santa Rosa County, officials reported downed trees and power lines and said emergency crews were"only responding to high water calls due to the high wind and the excessive rain."In Pensacola, Florida, where wind gusts reached 92 mph, water levels are still rising.
Downtown Pensacola is submerged under at least 3 to 4 feet of water whilestorm surgein the area climbed to 5.6 feet."Flooded roadways and intersections, along with hazardous debris in roadways (locations), have become too numerous to list," the Pensacola Police Department said."Please stay off the roadways now."
Gerald Herbert/APPeople use flashlights as they walk on flooded streets in search of their vehicle, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla.People use flashlights as they walk on flooded streets in search of their vehicle, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla.
The slow-moving storm forced some Alabama first responders to stay indoors -- the Orange Beach Police Department said it could no longer respond to calls."Present conditions are preventing us from answering calls at this time. Please take all measures to be as safe as possible," the department tweeted."If you have the option to move to higher ground do so now."
Power outages have impacted more than 281,000 customers in Alabama, 234,000 customers in Florida and 7,000 customers in Mississippi.The forecastHurricane Sally's latest path shows the storm tracking northeast. After Wednesday, remnants of Sally will continue to inch inland toward Atlanta, where up to ` foot of rain is possible.
Heavy rain will even spread into South Carolina, North Carolina and southern Virginia, where some areas could see up to 6 inches of rain. Flash flooding is expected there Friday.ABC NewsHeavy rain will even spread into South Carolina, North Carolina and southern Virginia, where some areas could see up to a half a foot of rain.
Heavy rain will even spread into South Carolina, North Carolina and southern Virginia, where some areas could see up to a half a foot of rain.This storm has also resulted in several tornado warnings, though no tornadoes have been confirmed yet. A tornado watch was issued for parts of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama until 7 p.m. ET.
Sally is the eighth continental U.S. named storm to make landfall in 2020. The other named storms to make landfall in 2020 so far have been: Bertha, Cristobal, Fay, Hanna, Isaias, Laura and Marco.Sally's landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama, comes 16 years to the day after Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Gulf Shores as a Category 3 storm.Read more: ABC News »
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After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a flock of around 10,000 ducks is released from a pen and instinctively stream towards the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble.
That is a serious problem that was a category 2 hurricane. That should not have happened. A category 3 could have destroyed the entire building. Apparently Alabama has never heard of building codes. OMG Nothing there it will pass (Trump) Feel bad for them, but maybe they should manage their oceans better.
See, Trump was right about the storm hitting Alabama. Maybe these red states will start believing in climate change...
Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as Category 2 stormThe storm made landfall Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi.
Hurricane Sally blasts ashore as a powerful Category 2 storm, bringing punishing rain, floodingHurricane Sally makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 hurricane with torrential rain and damaging storm surge. Mostly peaceful hurricane right Is this the END new CNN? Cat 2 storms are beach weather in South Florida.
Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as Category 2 storm as winds reach 105mph'Catastrophic and life-threatening' flooding was likely along portions of the north-central Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Sally updates: Category 2 storm makes landfall, flash flood emergency issuedMORE: The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency alert until 8 a.m. ET for parts of Alabama and the Florida panhandle, including Pensacola, saying such warnings were issued for 'a severe threat to human life and catastrophic damage.'
A slow-moving Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 stormAs HurricaneSally makes landfall, edlavaCNN reports transformers are blowing up in Mobile, Alabama. “We saw big flashes of light blue light up the dark sky here... nearly 350,000 people already without power in the initial hours of this storm.” Can't wait for the IMPOTUS to show up with all the paper towels! S - See your goal U - Understand the obstacles C - Create a positive mental picture C - Clear your mind of self-doubt E - Embrace all challenges S - Sacrifice free time S - Show the world you can do F - Feed your focus U - Utilize all opportunities L - Learn from all failures
Hurricane Sally updates: Storm makes landfall as Category 2, brings life-threatening rain'This is Main Street and obviously it looks more like a river.' ABC News Senior Meteorologist RobMarciano shows massive flooding seen in downtown Pensacola, Florida, as the eye wall of HurricaneSally continues to batter the coast. RobMarciano Main Street is a costal road it is NOT downtown Pensacola. It you want to report correctly go the highway 291 which cuts across downtown. RobMarciano Streaming Prayers for all affected by hurricane Sally.👼