Hundreds of people near the Florida-Alabama border were being rescued from floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Sally on 16 September. Authorities fear many more could be in danger in the coming days. ‘We had four months of rain in four hours’, said the Pensacola fire department. Sally has weakened since making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, but the devastation was visible across Southern states by nightfall. Sally continues to slowly move northwest causing torrential rain over eastern Alabama and western Georgia. Pensacola and parts of Florida and Alabama are submerged, with rivers approaching dangerous levels. Numerous counties are under curfews to keep residents safe. A commissioner in Florida said they are still in evacuation and lifesaving recovery missions, as historic and catastrophic flooding threatens more communities. There could be thousands of evacuations. Pray for the families and businesses in areas looking like war zones.
USA: Hurricane SallyWritten by David Fletcher 17 Sep 2020
- Pray: for God to strengthen emergency rescuers, to bring a spirit of hope and peace to damaged communities, and comfort all who are grieving. (Psalm 9:18)
- More: edition.cnn.com/2020/09/16/weather/hurricane-sally-wednesday/index.html