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    Posted April 30, 2014 by
    RedHawkAndy
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    Pensacola, Florida
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    Severe weather

    Pensacola Road washed out

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RedHawkAndy told me, 'Lots and lots of people have been driving through our neighborhood coming to look at the street. We live on the street that is washed out, but we are up on a hill at the end of this street, so we were unaffected. Our friends’ old house is the one picture that has the washed out front yard where you see the gas line markers. The gas company came this morning trudging through this muck in the street to find where the leak was and to shut it off. People are stunned, but mostly disbelief that this must destruction has happened all in one place. Pensacola is used to hurricanes coming every few years and causing a mess, trees and power lines down, no power in the homes, but this is of a different sort. Streets washed away, water mains busted, gas lines burst, boil alerts for drinking water, neighborhoods under water, it's crazy!'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    A local Pensacol neighborhood, Cordova Park, has its' main street, Piedmont Road, washed out and missing. From Summit Trail to Tronjo, the street is covered in debris and mud, and totally missing, up to 5 ft down in places. In one place, a truck is stuck nose-down, in another, a car is totally under water and hard to see. Sewers and gas lines are exposed, people are wandering around in awe.

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