Photos Of Pensacola Flash Flood

2 05 2014
Running to safety: In this photo provided by Kyle Smith, floodwaters surround Smith's home in Pensacola on Wednesday. Smith had to evacuate his home with his 18-month-old son Tuesday night after severe weather hit the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding. (DailyMail)

Running to safety: In this photo provided by Kyle Smith, floodwaters surround Smith’s home in Pensacola on Wednesday. Smith had to evacuate his home with his 18-month-old son Tuesday night after severe weather hit the Florida Panhandle, causing widespread flooding.
(DailyMail)

On Wednesday, roads were chewed up into pieces or wiped out entirely and neighborhoods were inundated, making rescues difficult for hundreds of people who called for help when they were caught off guard by the single rainiest day ever recorded in Pensacola.

Deadly storms that started Sunday in Arkansas and Mississippi had moved to other parts of the U.S.A., causing a huge sinkhole in Baltimore and bad flash floods in Florida panhandle.

In Pensacola, people climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters and some people were rescued from the rooftops of their homes.

Roads were destroyed and vehicles were plummeted 25 feet when portions of the Scenic Highway collapsed.

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Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos

29 08 2012

A stop light hangs down during strong wind and rain as Hurricane Isaac pushes into the New Orleans metro area in Metairie, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. Hurricane Isaac drove water over the top of a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans on Wednesday, but the multibillion-dollar barriers built to protect the city itself after the 2005 Katrina disaster were not breached, officials said. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

The Category 1 Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans exactly seven years after New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

So far the new barriers built to protect the city after the 2005 Katrina disaster has not been breached.

Anyway a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans has been breached on Wednesday.

Emergency management officials in low-lying Plaquemines Parish reported the over topping of an 8-foot (2.4-meter) high levee between the Braithwaite and White Ditch districts southeast of New Orleans.

There are reports of people on their roofs and attics and 12 to 14 foot of water in their homes.

The greatest concern is an expected storm surge of between 6 and 12 feet off the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, 4 to 8 feet along the Alabama coast and 2 to 4 feet on the Florida Panhandle.

Storm surge is when hurricane winds raise sea levels off the coast, causing flooding on land.

Farther south, water was pushed over a rural levee and flooded some homes.

Beach front roads were under water, and more than a half-million people had lost power in Louisiana.

People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bay St. Louis, Miss., fireman David Stefano reacts as he and other first responders use an airboat to reach a house fire Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Isaac’s rainfall flooded a number of streets in this Bay St. Louis subdivision, preventing firemen from responding quickly to the fire that destroyed a house. (AP Photo/Holbrook Mohr)

People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A storm surge pounds the seawall along Lake Pontchartrain as Isaac makes landfall. (AP)

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Hurricane Warnings For New Orleans And Northern Gulf Of Mexico Coast

27 08 2012

Hurricane Warnings Issued for Parts of Four States
After swiping South Florida, Isaac poses a dangerous threat for the northern Gulf Coast.

After hitting Florida Keys with strong winds and rain on Sunday, Tropical Storm Isaac is now moving towards New Orleans.

It was reported that Tropical Storm Isaac had killed eight people in Haiti including three children and three people were missing in the Dominican Republic.

A seagull stands next to a downed tree in a marina parking lot as Tropical Storm Isaac begins to move ashore in Marathon, Florida. Tropical Storm Isaac swirled toward Louisiana, prompting US Gulf Coast states to issue states of emergency seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. (AFP Photo/Marc Serota)

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane by either late Monday or Tuesday and then strengthen to a Category 2 Hurricane.

A hurricane warning was issued for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, including New Orleans.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory that it might reach New Orleans and the the Gulf Coast on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

I was in Chicago when Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans on August 29, 2005 but I cannot really remember the details because I was only 2 years old at that time.

Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage to the Gulf Coast.

A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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Tropical Storm Isaac Hit Caribbean – Photos

25 08 2012

Soil from a mudslide that crashed through the kitchen wall of a house is seen at Upper Neckles Drive, Carenage, following heavy showers caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac August 23, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac unleashed heavy rain and winds off Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as it moved across the Caribbean on Thursday and could strengthen into a hurricane before tearing across the Dominican Republic and Haiti. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Tropical Storm Isaac hit the Caribbean and it strengthened on Friday as its lashing rains took aim at Haiti.

It is not expected to become a hurricane until it reach the Gulf of Mexico early next week.

Forecasters said Isaac would hit Cuba and the southern tip of Florida before making landfall anywhere from the Florida Panhandle in the northwestern part of the state to Alabama and as far west as New Orleans.

Firemen remove a tree that fell in the yard of a house at Farfan Street, Diego Martin, about 8 km (5 miles) west of the capital Port-of-Spain, during heavy showers and high winds caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac August 23, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Pensioner Theophile Jpseh looks at the broken fence and damaged road outside his home at Upper Mount Pleasant Road, Carenage, about 8 km (5 miles) west of the capital Port of Spain, which was caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac August 23, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Broken appliances and building material lay in a heap outside a house at Scorpion Alley, as part of the destruction from a mudslide following heavy showers caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac, in Carenage, about 10 km (6 miles) west of the capital Port-of-Spain August 23, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

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Tropical Storm Debby Heads For Florida – Photos

25 06 2012

Waves crash against the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as wind, waves, and storm from Tropical Storm Debby pound the Florida panhandle Sunday, June 24, 2012. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency as the storm threatens to flood low-lying coastal areas. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

Tropical Storm Debby is moving slowly to the Florida coast on Sunday, June 24. 

This brings strong winds and waves that forced the closure of about a quarter of offshore oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Several Alabama beaches were closed due to rough surf.

According to an emergency management official, earlier on Sunday, it caused tornadoes that killed a woman, severely injured a child and wrecked homes in central Florida in rural Highlands County.

The National Hurricane Center maintained a storm warning for the Mississippi-Alabama border, extended warnings for Florida’s northwest coast to Englewood, and discontinued warnings for the Louisiana coast.

Residents were warned to expect storm conditions within 36 hours.

This is a disaster.

A young girl reacts to a breaking waves at Cedar Key, Fla., as Tropical Storm Debby makes it’s way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012 drenching the Gulf coast of Florida in it’s wake. Parts of Florida, including the Panhandle, remain under a tropical storm warning as Debby churns off the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson clings to a section of a floating dock that broke free from the rest as strong storm surge and flooding are felt from Tropical Storm Debby, in Cedar Key, Fla., Sunday, June 24, 2012. Robinson tries to attach a chain to the dock section so it can be lifted out of the Gulf by a forklift. Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby’s outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting storm warnings for those states and causing at least one death. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)

Water sneaks into a restaurant in Cedar Key, Fla. as Tropical Storm Debby churns on the Florida Gulf coast waiting to makes its way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

Wendy Slaughter, left, helps Pat Boninsh, center, tie down the covering on their Cedar Key, Fla., boat rental docking porch as Jacqueline Slaughter, right, makes sure it’s complete. High winds and rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches the Gulf coast as it makes it’s way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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