Hurricane Sally slammed the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday as a Cat 2 storm, with 100 mph winds, two and a half feet of rain and a surge of seawater. At least two people in Alabama and Georgia were killed. Heavy rains are expected to wreak havoc from Virginia to North Carolina throughout the night before the storm moves out over the Atlantic.
Sally has since been downgraded to a post-tropical depression, but parts of Pensacola on the Florida Panhandle were deluged with nearly 30 inches of rain, causing some streets to look like rivers with whitecaps at times.
As of Thursday afternoon, more than half a million people across Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana were without power.
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