Fallen trees, strong winds and rainfall – Hurricane “Sally” hit land on the US Gulf Coast in the state of Alabama. Wind speeds of up to 165 kilometers per hour prevailed in the cyclone.
According to the National Observation Center, this is a level 2 hurricane – out of a total of five.
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana declared a state of emergency.
The cyclone was accompanied by heavy rains and flooded streets up to 30 centimeters high.
The city of Pensacola in Florida was particularly hard hit. There were at times 400 houses and buildings without electricity. Traffic lights failed.
Sally left a trail of devastation.
According to forecasts, the flooding from Panhandle to Mississippi will increase sharply in the coming days.