Hurricane Sally rips off section of bridge, causing ‘catastrophic’ flooding

Hurricane Sally rips off section of bridge, causing ‘catastrophic’ flooding


Hurricane Sally tore off a section of a major bridge, damaged buildings and caused “catastrophic” flooding as it pummeled parts of Florida and Alabama Wednesday, according to reports and dramatic footage.

A swath of Three Mile Bridge in Pensacola was shown missing after the Category 2 storm made landfall early Wednesday, packing ferocious winds of 105 mph, according to the local station ABC 3.

City streets in the Florida panhandle city looked more like rushing rivers — with feet of water threatening to engulf some cars — by Wednesday afternoon, according to footage posted by CNN.

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In the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama the side of a condo tower was blown off, exposing the interior of five levels of homes, footage captured by nature photographer Brian Emfinger shows.

The slow-moving cyclone — which was inching along at 5 mph Wednesday afternoon — triggered water rescues, downed trees and sparked at least 500,000 power outages in the area, authorities said.

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