Sally batters Florida Panhandle, knocking out section of new bridge

Photo by Santa Rose Emergency Management

Sally is battering down on the Florida Panhandle, doing so much damage that it even took out a piece of a new bridge. 

Hurricane Sally made landfall on the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday morning. While it is now a tropical storm, Sally continues to move further inland, bringing catastrophic flooding, heavy rain, and hurricane-force winds to the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama. 

The Santa Rosa County Emergency Management tweeted just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday that they have "received a report that a piece of the Three Mile Bridge is missing. DO NOT attempt to cross this bridge. Seek an alternate route."

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They also posted a photo of the bridge, showing the missing section.

The Associated Press also confirmed that a local Sheriff said that Hurricane Sally knocked out a section of the new bridge. 

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