Hurricane Sally rips off section of bridge, causing ‘catastrophic’ flooding


Hurricane Sally tore off a section of a major bridge, damaged buildings and caused “catastrophic” flooding as it pummeled parts of Florida and Alabama on Wednesday, according to reports and dramatic footage.

A swath of Three Mile Bridge in Pensacola, Fla., was shown missing after the Category 2 storm made landfall early Wednesday, packing ferocious winds of 105 mph, according to local station ABC 3.

City streets in the Florida Panhandle city looked more like rushing rivers — with feet of water threatening to engulf some cars — by Wednesday afternoon, according to footage posted by CNN.

In the city of Gulf Shores, Ala., the side of a condo tower was blown off, exposing the interior of five levels of homes, footage captured by nature photographer Brian Emfinger shows.

The slow-moving storm — which was inching along at 5 mph Wednesday afternoon — triggered water rescues, downed trees and sparked at least 500,000 power outages in the area, authorities said.