Flash flooding prompts rescues, covers roads in Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Flash flooding caused by as much as 6 inches of rain prompted rescues and covered roads in Alabama.

Emergency managers say people had to be helped out of rising water in parts of metro Birmingham on Tuesday night.

In south Alabama near the Florida line, water covered streets in two Escambia County towns.

And as much as 250,000 of wastewater overflowed from sewage systems in western Baldwin County.

Forecasters say severe storms from a slow-moving low-pressure system were a threat in northern Alabama, northwest Georgia and middle Tennessee on Wednesday afternoon.

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10/6/2021 7:46:22 AM (GMT -5:00)

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