Pensacola Beach Battered by Strong Wind and Rain as Hurricane Sally Nears

Strong winds, flooding and power outages were reported in Pensacola, Florida, in the early hours of September 16 as Hurricane Sally made its way along the northern Gulf Coast.

The National Hurricane Center said Sally reached sustained winds of 105 mph and that “historic and catastrophic flooding” was likely.

The Pensacola News Journal reported that thousands of households were without power.

Video recorded by Nicholas Shetley from the Hilton Hotel in Pensacola Beach shows strong wind and rain lashing the area. Credit: Nicholas Shetley via Storyful