Parts of Tuscaloosa experienced extreme flooding Tuesday night.

The hardest hit areas in Tuscaloosa got nearly 6 inches of rain within a two hour period.

Just some of the areas that saw flooding were parts of Woodland Hills, Third Avenue, Highway 69 South, and areas off of McFarland Boulevard.

The city of Tuscaloosa implemented it’s incident command system to a level two activation.

Crews spent much of Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and afternoon cleaning up those areas where damage was reported.

In the Woodland Hills area, flood waters caused the dam at Patton Lake to fail.

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue rescued dozens of people from the flood waters, including nearly 50 who were staying at the Best Western Inn on McFarland Boulevard.

“I was on the first floor in Room 132,” David Bartlett told WVUA 23. ” I heard a bunch a water and didn’t know where it was coming from. I looked down and the trash cans were floating. I was laying in the bed and was like ‘holy cow!’ I opened the door and it was over. It was knee high already. I went up to the second floor to watch it come on up. All the cars were either covered up or floating. It was ridiculous.”

No injuries or fatalities have been reported due to Tuesday night’s flooding.

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