Two shirtless men, one holding an American flag, gave a “weather report” from Fort Morgan, Alabama, early on Wednesday morning, September 16. The men stood in knee-deep water, as the flag waved dramatically in the strong wind and rain.
According to reports, when Hurricane Sally made landfall on Wednesday morning, wind gusts were reported at 99 mph and much of the Florida panhandle was under water. Pensacola received roughly 2 feet of rain.
Several buildings were damaged and thousands were without power, reports said.
The storm was downgraded from a Category 2 hurricane to a tropical storm on Wednesday afternoon, with the National Hurricane Center warning of prolonged flooding across the Gulf coast through Friday. Credit: Mark Fisher via Storyful