Flash flooding swamps metro Birmingham after heavy rains

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Heavy rains left parts of the Birmingham metro area under water early Wednesday, with flash flooding stranding vehicles and swamping parking lots.

Many streets were flooded in Jefferson and Shelby counties after storms passed, and some trees fell in Homewood.

No major power outages were reported, but officials said some roads could be flooded during rush hour traffic after as much as 4 inches of rain fell north of Birmingham. As much as 3 inches of precipitation was reported in the metro area.

The weather service says additional rain was possible and issued a flash flood for much of central Alabama.

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6/8/2022 7:24:23 AM (GMT -5:00)

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