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Alabama flooding from slow moving front kills two

Flash Flooding Southeast
Jay Reeves/AP
A flooded neighborhood is shown in Pelham, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Parts of Alabama remain under a flash flood watch after a day of high water across the state, with as much as 6 inches of rain covering roads and trapping people. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Parts of Alabama remain under a flash flood watch after a day of high water across the state that turned fatal in Marshall County. The County coroner's office says a four year-old girl and an eighteen year-old died in the floods in northeast Alabama. The deaths are blamed on the slow-moving low-pressure system. Regionally, a flood watch with over a foot of rain is covering roads and trapping people. Parts of metro Birmingham and most of the state are also under a flood warning. Three feet of water filled a Piggly Wiggly near the Florida line, and some quarter million gallons of wastewater overflowed from sewage systems in Baldwin County.

Just last month, Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue confirmed the identity of the driver who was
killed during yesterday's flash flooding. Multiple news organizations
report the victim is 40 years old Kelvin Watford. Search teams planned to spend the morning looking for the victim after his car was swept off the road by flash flooding. Local news reports say the red sports utility vehicle was disabled by high water during yesterday’s rain, and when bystanders tried to move it, the car was swept under a small bridge on Greensboro Avenue and 24th street, Fire rescue teams couldn’t find the driver.

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