“I’m sure it could be worse. But what I’ve seen this morning in Flyover, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and Fort Morgan is really pretty bad,” Ivey said.
Sally Wednesday made a landslide near the Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 2 hurricane and left a troop of devastation across the state. The storm flooded neighborhoods, submerged homes and left thousands of residents without electricity.
Baldwin County Coroner Drs. According to Brian Pearce, two people died as a result of the storm. One of the deaths was an apparent drowning that occurred in Orange Beach and was discovered on Wednesday morning. Pierce said the second storm was a death in the Folly area from the cleanup. Family members have been informed.
Alabama Power said Friday morning that power restoration was completed in central and southeast Alabama but now “all efforts are focused on the mobile sector.”
“The fact that they are stuck in power lines, just being able to open roads has been a real challenge,” he said.
On Thursday, officials urged residents to stay home until local authorities deemed it safe to leave and evacuation teams could reach them. Ivey says the state government is ready to help residents with recovery efforts.
Byron said he has spoken to the White House and says President Donald Trump is “very concerned about the situation” and would like to move to Alabama. Byron said he is not sure when that will happen.
Ivey says she knows that many people in the state are being hurt by the storm, adding that she wants them to know, “We’re hurting you.”
Florida floods can last up to a week
Meanwhile, the Florida government. Ron DeSantis says Florida may have floods for up to a week after the storm.
“The storm is past Florida but we will continue to see effects in different parts of northwest Florida, as the amount of water has increased throughout the Southeast,” said Dissentis.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management has deployed pumps and generators to assist with flood and power restoration.
So, as it passes through the states to the north of us, Dissentis said, just remember that widespread river flooding continues and may continue into different parts of Florida next week.
He inspired people to stay home and away from the streets so that the power workers could continue the restoration work, and reminded them not to drive through the standing water, as the power lines could go down.