Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

Sep 18, 2020

This photo provided by Tina Austin shows damage at the Barber Marina in Elberta, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, caused by Hurricane Sally.
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LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

The power outages continued Friday as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. Two people were reported killed in Alabama.

While the cleanup pressed on, the record-shattering hurricane season notched another milestone: Forecasters ran out of traditional names for storms. They started using the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.