Winds whipped and storm surge raged as Hurricane Sally came on shore
Sally was downgraded to a tropical storm by Wednesday afternoon, but was leaving a trail of high water in its wake.
Hey there and thankfully, right now, a bit of a break from the rain, The wind still gusting, though, and you can see that behind me. Take a look. You can see it's still whipping the trees here and moving the lamppost back and forth a bit as you move down toe Mobile Bay. What you'll notice is that the wind is still pushing the water here as well. White caps on the bay here and you can see that mist of the water that's still getting pushed around and these air conditions that are going to continue for a while not only here but across the region. Of course, this storm making landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, just before sunrise and bringing with it violently wins a a mounting surf that really pushed the storm surge inland quite a bit there. And that storm surge added to the rain is going toe cause, as the National Weather Service has alluded to historic flooding in some of the low lying areas that this storm has affected, right next door in Orange Beach they Saum or of the same with a driving rains there. We've got flooding in several areas and that water is not going to go anyway anytime soon. This storm has made landfall. It's just not really anxious toe move away. That lingering slow progression is going to add to what are already difficult conditions here. Power lines down across the region, we know close toe, half a million without power. And again, this is something the area is gonna have to deal with for the next several days. That's the latest right now here in Mobile. I'm Jay Gray back to you.