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Hurricane Opal

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Hurricane Opal in pictures by
Times staff photographers

Times Photo -- RICARDO FERRO
Traffic lights dangle on Grace Street in downtown Pensacola Wednesday as Opal's winds and rains tear through.

Times Photo -- RICARDO FERRO
Bill Payne braves Opal's strong winds to walk along Pensacola's waterfront Wednesday. Opal marked the second hurricane to hit Pensacola this year

An uncharacteristic chop sends water flying Wednesday as it slaps against a sea wall in St. Petersburg's Bayboro Harbor. The storm in the gulf stirred up a tidal surge and winds that sent waves over the sidewalk and into yards near the University of South Florida campus.

Times Photo -- JIM DAMASKE
Cars parked along Sand Key in Clearwater, Fla., were flooded Wednesday morning as water rose during Opal's journey through the Gulf of Mexico on its way to Florida's Panhandle.

Times Photo -- JIM STEM
Taylor Walker, 9, left, takes a fall while Paige Redfield, 11, struggles to keep her balance when waves crashed over a bridge along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday.

After the Storm

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