Cyclone Sally after-effects: Flooding risks expand across the Southeast – CBS News

17September 2020

Hurricane Sally damaged the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with 100 miles per hour winds, two and a half feet of rain and a rise of seawater. A minimum of 2 individuals in Alabama and Georgia were killed.

Only residues of the storm are left now, but it’s still sufficient to deluge parts of Georgia and the Carolinas. Heavy rains are expected to wreak havoc from Virginia to North Carolina throughout the night before the storm moves out over the Atlantic, and the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama were dealing with the possibility of much more anguish due to inflamed rivers a day after the storm blew ashore.

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An aerial picture of Cyclone Sally’s destruction. CBS News As of Thursday afternoon, majority a million individuals throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana lacked power, according to poweroutage.us. Flying above the area with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, CBS News saw just how much destruction the typhoon left. One bridge in Pensacola, Florida, is missing out on two large sections, likely because barges came loose and smashed into it. Roofs have actually been peeled away, boats are scattered, and some areas are cut off by downed trees or heavy flooding.
Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall On Gulf Coast

An aerial view from a drone shows a flooded street after Cyclone Sally on September 17, 2020, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Joe Raedle/ Getty David Middleton, who opened his auto parts store 33 years ago in Robertsdale, Alabama, stated his business lost its shop.

“I started getting calls around six this morning from friends and clients saying the store’s bad, took the roofing system off,” Middleton informed CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL. “We in fact needed to chain saw our method to get here.”

“I can’t comprehend the damage it’s done.”

Richard Franzen wasn’t just upset about his flooded house. “I am a veteran and I have a memorial back there,” he stated through tears. “It’s undersea. I lost a few of my pals in Vietnam, but it’s gone.”

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