Severe Flooding Kills One

PENSACOLA - Weather may have been bad in our area, but it could have been worse. Just ask the folks to our west, in Pensacola, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Mobile.

It was a relentless rainstorm that for most people between mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, rivaled the most vicious of hurricanes.

"I've lived here 20 years. I've never seen this happen anywhere in the city like this," said David Zimmerman, Pensacola resident.

That's saying something considering the powerful tropical storms this stretch of the gulf coast has seen.

The floodwater washed away massive chunks of the city's scenic highway, leaving massive craters. Many neighborhoods drowned in hours and hours of rainfall. Some neighborhoods were filled with five feet of water.

Florida's governor says as many as 300 people had to be rescued from their homes.

Authorities are attributing 1 death to the flooding.

A 67 year old Pensacola woman was trapped in her car when she tried to drive through a flooded road.

Gov. Rick Scott says officials received about 300 requests from people who needed to be rescued from homes and cars.


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