Pier in Orange Beach Washed Away as Hurricane Sally Slams Alabama Coast

Hurricane Sally slammed into the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida early on Tuesday, September 16, with this footage showing the scene after the storm passed through Orange Beach, Alabama.

“Pier is gone,” said the uploader, Chris Haley. “Condo is a mess.”

The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane made landfall near Gulf Shores at 4:45 am local time and would bring “historic and catastrophic flooding in parts of northwest Florida and southern Alabama.”

It also warned of a “life-threatening storm surge” from the Alabama coast to the western Florida panhandle Credit: @skindeep63 via Storyful