Rescue Workers Busy in Birmingham Area

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Rescue crews in the Birmingham area have been busy helping people from flooded homes and cars as the region was drenched by heavy rain.

About two dozen residents of a mobile home park in Pelham had to be rescued from flood waters that were nearly chest high. Others were isolated in mobile homes that were on higher ground because the only entrance into the complex was flooded. Rescue workers also helped several people and pets from an apartment complex in Homewood, where water was up to the windows of some cars.

Alabama Power Co. reported about 11,000 homes and businesses without power Monday morning. That was down to about 8,000 by midday.

The National Weather Service says nearly 4.4 inches of rain fell at the Birmingham airport in 24 hours.

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