How was the damage from Hurricane Sally? Floods, rain and a lot of water.
Sally brought high winds and rain of more than 20 inches, which led to major floods in the Pensacola area.
The storm made landfall as a Category 2 before dawn Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, about 30 miles off the Florida line. Pensacola was submerged in water before the storm made landfall. Sally’s rating was downgraded to a tropical storm around one in the afternoon. Wednesday.
Coincidentally, Sally made landfall in the same region as Hurricane Ivan, on the exact same day, 16 years ago – September 16, 2004. Sally was the 18th storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
The biggest damage was the collapse of the Three Mile Bridge connecting Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. On Tuesday morning, a barge broke out and collided with the bridge, causing the bridge to close. On Wednesday, after Sally made landfall, the barges broke near the bridge, and at least nine barges were in Pensacola Bay. Five barges drifted ashore, and others collide with the second bridge.
Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been hardest hit by the disruptions caused by Hurricane Sally, according to Gulf Power.
Thousands of floods were affected in the province of Escambia as rescue crews began work.
Here is a list of the damage and things to know about the provinces of Escambia, Eucalus and Santa Rosa. Compiled from news reports and social media posts.