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Flood threat not drying up across Deep South

May 5, 2021

Thunderstorms have drenched many areas of the South this week, with the National Weather Service (NWS) posting one flash flood warning after another.

Birmingham, Alabama, was one area hit hard Tuesday. At one point, the NWS issued a flash flood emergency for the city, which received a daily record 3.59 inches at the airport. Other parts of Birmingham were soaked with 6 inches or more of rain.

According to a WVTM-TV report, firefighters rescued several people from a flooded apartment complex in the Homewood section of the city.

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