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Flood damage throughtout Pensacola

The severe weather has left much of the area a mess today.
Road washouts, damaged buildings and some submerged vehicles can be found all around.
   
Channel Three's Kavontae Smalls takes a look at some' of the damage and rescue stories.

The storm that ripped across the panhandle overnight  brought heavy rain and flooded many parts of the area...

Leaving behind damaged homes, submerged cars and washed out roads.

A large portion of Scenic Highway...Gone!
As the guard rail dangles freely about 30-feet below, two vehicles sit heavily damaged amongst the debris.
 
In the Bellview community, the road in a subdivision washed out leaving a sinkhole.

The foundation of this home, gone.  
Harold Freeman - Neighbor
"I heard a car crash, I came outside and looked to see my neighbor's car had crashed into the garage and by that time the garage had began to sink  and the house itself just started sinking"

Harold Freeman and his neighbors look on in amazement at the damage.
He lives next door, to the shattered home.
He says it was all too close for comfort.

 "It seems like adequate draining might have avoided some of this"
The storm proved to be a night to remember for these men.

Their cars were swept away while on Michigan Avenue.
The running water crashed this car into a tree.

"They spotlighted me then they knew somebody was here.  I was right on top of the hood, the water was coming up.  See, the water did that"

The fence that used to be across the street, is 'NOW' wrapped around this truck.

Another truck was found a few feet away submerged under water.
Luckily, the driver survived.

Speaking of survival, rescue workers saved a baby by canoe from rising water.
His worried mother, now feeling extremely lucky.