UA STUDENT FINDS 15 MINUTES OF FAME WITH FLOOD TWEET

By WVUA 23 Reporter Julia Smith

When it rains, it pours, and after Wednesday night’s storm, it floods.

The Strip on University Boulevard flooded after a storm struck Tuscaloosa on Feb 5., and one UA student captured the moment.

A senior at The University of Alabama, Adam Fowler couldn’t believe what he saw.

“I definitely didn’t think I would ever see anything like that,” Fowler said. “I am used to snow back home, but nothing like this where it is so much rain you can’t walk outside without being completely soaked.”

The Strip had been completely flooded, leaving many who parked on the street unable to get to their cars. Fowler said the water went all the way up to his knees.

“You could see water was going in their tail pipes in their cars,” Fowler said.

Fowler shared his picture with WVUA 23 and even received national attention for what he described as a huge waterfall down the street. The photos in his tweet, which only garnered about 15 likes, have been used by news outlets such as The Associated Press, NBC and CBS. See that tweet below.

{{tncms-inline type=”twitter” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550" data-dnt="true">
<p lang="en" dir="ltr">University of Alabama flooding <a href="https://twitter.com/WBRCnews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WBRCnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/WVTM13?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WVTM13</a> <a href="https://t.co/JryAfJcypD">pic.twitter.com/JryAfJcypD</a></p>
<p>— Adam Fowler (@sweetadam9t) <a href="https://twitter.com/sweetadam9t/status/1225300379182739458?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 6, 2020</a></p></blockquote>”}}

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