Hurricane Sally’s winds are battering Pensacola, Florida, and its slow pace means the rains will bring “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding.”


PENSACOLA, Fla. — Nearly 400,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the Deep South early Friday as residents picked through sodden destruction wrought by Hurricane Sally, while others fled new emergencies caused by overflowing rivers and streams.

Rescuers along the Gulf Coast used high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by flooding in the aftermath of Sally. The region braced for a delayed, second round of floods in coming days.

The storm, though no longer at hurricane status, was far from finished.

A day after leaving a swath of coastal Alabama and Florida in ruin, Sally…