When Hurricane Sally’s winds subsided to 50 mph along shore, Navarre Beach Fire Rescue got back to work.
Though the weather event was not yet over, they ventured out to answer 27 calls for rescue from people trapped by the waters.
“That was more of a water event than a wind event, all of the flooding,” said Fire Chief Danny Fureigh.
The Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound rose on both sides of the island. In some places, they met in the middle.