IN PICTURES: Deadly storm ‘Hurricane Sally’

Tropical Storm Sally has left more than half a million Americans without power as its torrential rains and storm surges lashed the US Gulf coast.

Sally weakened after it made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane but the slow-moving storm continues to batter Florida and Alabama.

At least one person was killed and hundreds were rescued from flooded areas.

“Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continues over portions of the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The storm has brought “four months of rain in four hours” to the city, Pensacola fire chief Ginny Cranor said.

A person takes a photo at Navarre Beach in Pensacola Beach, Fla. (Image: AP/Gerald Herbrt)
Orange Beach, Ala. (Image: Facebook/City of Orange Beach)
Joe Mirable surveys the damage to his business after Hurricane Sally moved through the area Perdido Key, Fla. (Image: AP/Gerald Herbert)
Roads in River Park are closed due to flooding in Pascagoula, Miss. (Image: Twitter/pascagoulapd)
Rescue crews respond to occupants in flooded homes in Panama City, Fla. (Image: Facebook/Panama City Fire Department)
Vehicles are seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Sally passes through the area in Pensacola, Fla. (Image: Getty/Joe Raedle)
John Terrezza looks out at a flooded street in front of his home in Pensacola, Fla. (Image: Getty/Joe Raedle)
A boat is washed up near a road after Hurricane Sally moved through the area in Orange Beach, Ala. (Image: AP/Gerald Herbert)
A man walks through a flooded parking lot in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Image: Getty /Joe Raedle)