Alabama Gulf Coast wakes up to Hurricane Sally damage

Alabama Gulf Coast wakes up to Hurricane Sally damage
Damage from Hurricane Sally has already been extensive and it isn't over yet. (photos from Jonathan Maddox, Constance Tomberlin and Janea Tolbert Brenton)

Those along the Alabama Gulf Coast endured Hurricane Sally coming ashore as a Category 2 storm early this morning and are still dealing with winds and rains as the sunlight reveals the destruction.

Hurricane Sally made landfall at 4:45 a.m. at Gulf Shores and the slow-moving storm is still bringing wind gusts of nearly 70 miles per hour in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

Dawn revealed downed trees, flooded roads and other damage inland and extensive damage to docks, piers and boats.

The danger isn’t over for the Gulf Coast as well as inland areas of Alabama.

Update: the water is over the road on County Road 39 in Stapleton. Maddie’s trampoline is now on my car. And there’s a…

Posted by Jonathan Maddox on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Posted by Malinn Rivers Kostelecky on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hurricane Sally has knocked down trees and power lines all around our house. The neighbors have trees down on their cars. Our garage is flooding and the water is up to our door – still pouring rain…

Posted by Cherina Leonard on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Our High-Water Evacuation Teams train year-round for storms like these. Our engineers maintain certified skills on all…

Posted by Alabama National Guard on Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Power restoration efforts are being inhibited by high winds and bad weather along with other factors.

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