Alabama swamped, 4 killed in floods from slow-moving front

Us Flash Flooding Southeast

In this image taken from video, emergency rescue teams attend to a vehicle stranded in floodwaters in Hoover, Alabama, late Oct. 6, 2021. As much as 6 inches (15 cm.) of rain fell in Alabama in about a day, unleashing flash floods that required some people to be rescued. (ABC 33/40 via AP)

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) – The death toll from flash floods caused by torrential rains in Alabama has risen to four.

Forecasters say as much as 13 inches of rain from a slow-moving front covered roads, trapping people in cars and homes.

All four of the deaths occurred when water swept away vehicles, and the victims include a 4-year-old girl who died in northeast Alabama.

Flood watches and warnings remained in effect for parts of the Southeast.

Three feet of water filled a Piggly Wiggly grocery store near the Florida line, and 250,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed from sewage systems in Baldwin County.

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