Sally Moves Offshore as Florida, Alabama Take Stock of Storm’s Damage

As the remnants of Hurricane Sally moved off the east coast of the United States over the Atlantic Ocean, those impacted by the storm are taking stock of the damage.Escambia County, Florida, one of the hardest hit areas, saw more than half a meter of rain, which caused at least $29 million in damage. More than 320,000 businesses and homes were still without power early Friday.Rescuers reported using high-water vehicles to help those trapped by widespread flooding.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the state is providing gasoline, generators, ambulance crews, food and drinking water to those in need.  “We have all hands on deck,” he said. “We want to make sure to continue to keep people safe.”In the state of Alabama, 75,000 people were still without power, considerably lower than the 680,000 who were initially without electricity during the storm.“While it could be much worse, it’s been mighty bad,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.Sally made landfall Wednesday as a Category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Alabama.