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Deadly storms cause massive flooding in Florida and Alabama (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: April 30, 2014 15:27
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As a deadly weather front continued to make its way across the Southern United States late Tuesday and early Wednesday, both Florida and Alabama were struck with severe flooding that’s left at least one person dead.

According to the Associated Press, rainfall in the Florida Panhandle – especially the area around Pensacola – and the coast of Alabama has been relentless, dropping well over a foot of rain in both states. Houses have been flooded to the point where residents have had to seek higher ground, and overflowing roads have stranded drivers waiting to be picked up by rescue squads.

In Pensacola, where 15-20 inches of rain fell in a one-day period, at least one woman has been reported dead due to driving in perilously high waters. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties.

So many people have been calling rescue crews for help that the county has been inundated. The National Weather Service stated that officials are planning aerial rescues and have relocated boats and jet skis from the beaches in order to help as many people as possible.

"It's gotten to the point where we can't send EMS and fire rescue crews out on some 911 calls because they can't get there," Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson told the AP. "We've had people whose homes are flooding and they've had to climb up to the attic."

Others, on the other hand, have simply left their cars to seek shelter at their local police stations.

"We have people at the police department," added Officer Justin Cooper of the Pensacola Police Department to the AP. "They walked up here and are hanging out until things get better."

A similar situation is unfolding in Alabama, where roads are underwater and people have had trouble making it to shelter. According to USA Today, Baldwin County EMA Director Mitchell Sims said the area is being hit with “historical flooding,” adding that calls for help were “non-stop.” Luckily, Sims said, there had yet to be any fatalities related to this particular storm.

"As soon as we get a water rescue team in here, they're sent back out," Sims told the Weather Channel. "We're rescuing people from cars, from rooftops, from all over the place.

"I think we're going to be dealing with this for days. I don't know where the water's going to go. Everything is saturated.

Elsewhere in Alabama, the scene has been likened to that of a hurricane’s aftermath – in Silverhill, weather projections estimated rainfall would exceed what the town experienced during 1997’s Hurricane Danny. At Orange Beach, meanwhile, the storm’s consequences are being compared to Hurricane Ivan from 2004.

"We've got water up in our parking lots," resident J.J. Andrews said to the AP. "Our docks are under water. It's worse than during Hurricane Ivan, is what they're saying. It's crazy."

The flooding in Florida and Alabama is just the latest surprise to come from a storm system that’s killed dozens of people and spawned tornadoes since Sunday. As noted by CNN, deaths were reported in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi on Monday. On Tuesday, 18 deaths were reported in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa.

Comments (10)

 

Ivan888 30.04.2014 20:32

Looks we who have dedicated ourselves to prolonging strife and human suffering are having sanctions imposed on us by mother nature and her God.
We rejected nature's God and Their mandate to us who were:
“to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them,”and to have “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” USA Declaration of Independence 1774

 

SourceKnown! 30.04.2014 19:47

I do not think that this is weather warfare, was weather warfare responsible for the last ice age? was it weather warfare that caused the massive floods mentioned in the bible? and by many ancient cultures all over the world at about the same time?

Is it weather warfare that creates all the variations in the weather, does it also flip the poles when it's their time to flip.

When are the poles due to flip again, they do flip on a regular basis and are hundreds of thousands of years over due to flip again!

Is it weather warfare making the Sun act all funny and go odd ball on us?

Any sane race would begin to prepare!

 

Kevin Koontz 30.04.2014 17:45

This is indirectly caused by Geo-Engineering, Chemtrails, poisioning our beautiful Gulf, and probably by fracking, too. Don't generalize true americans. Congress has a %94 approval rating. I live in Pensacola, FL- I'm here right now. I do not support Obama and the Globalists. Most of us are tired of our discredited Main Stream Media lying to us about the Ukrainian Coup, and funding AlQaeda in Syria. We're so sick of our hi-jacked gov't gutting this Republic by international bankster anti-human eugenicists.

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