30 inches of rain and storm surge turned streets into white-capped rivers Wednesday after Hurricane Sally lurched ashore the Gulf Coast.
A part of the bridge collapsed and one person also killed in Orange Beach, Alabama. Sally’s strong winds battered Alabama and Florida as the center moved over the Panhandle.
Mayor Tony Kennon told The Associated Press that another person was missing but couldn’t release additional details.
Flooding also started as the slow storm turned into heavy rains has proven the Sally’s most dangerous behaviour. “Historic and catastrophic flooding, including widespread moderate to major river flooding, is unfolding,” forecasters say.
The Pictures and videos coming from coastal areas shows trees downes, boats thrown and the streets flooded with heavy water. Around 9 a.m. local time, a water level station in Pensacola reported inundation around 5.5 feet above sea level, the National Hurricane Center said.
Flash flooding emergencies were in effect and rescue efforts underway for parts of southeastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle as the storm could dump up to 35 inches of rain in isolated pockets.