Dangerous storms raged across the deep south and collapsed heavy rains on Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, triggering ‘life-threatening’ flash floods that flooded roads and forced schools to close.
Flood warnings and warnings are in fact 7 million people that stretch from eastern Texas to western North Carolina to Tuesday morning with three to seven inches of rain predicted to fall in flood guard areas.
Dozens of roads were flooded in low-lying areas in the Tennessee Valley after hours of rain had hit the area and cars had been caught in flooded streets in central Birmingham.
Harrowing video of the extreme weather shows downed trees, vehicles that wake up behind them on flooded roads in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and neighborhoods under water.
Large parts of North and Central Alabama were flooded on Monday evening.
Many parts of Alabama are still suffering from heavy rain last week, and the heavy weather is expected to last until Wednesday.
Dangerous storms rage across the deep South and heavy rain falls on Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, causing flashy floods that have flooded roads and forced schools to close. Hueytown police in Alabama shared photos of flooded neighborhoods above
This photo shows serious flooding in Halls Creek on 14th Avenue North in Bessemer, Alabama
Many parts of Alabama are still suffering from heavy rain last week, and the heavy weather is expected to last until Wednesday. A worker pictured with a wooden board to help a neighbor move their motorhome against flooding in Decatur, Alabama on Saturday after a week of heavy rain
Heavy rain and floods closed several roads in Alabama on Monday, including those on First Street North on Fourth Avenue North
Around 1.30p CST, the National Weather Service office in Birmingham warned that “life-threatening” flash floods were taking place in Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama suffered from the heavy rainfall that swelled streets and left cars in deep water.
Students in Jefferson County and Lawrence County in Alabama were fired early due to the dangerous floods. Several school districts in Mississippi have also fired students early on Monday.
In some areas, more than two centimeters of rain fell during the day. The National Weather Service reported that another four centimeters could fall on Tuesday evening.
The impending flood is expected to continue in the coming days.
In addition to the risk of flooding, according to the Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration according to the Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration according to the Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic also severe thunderstorms with harmful wind, short tornadoes and hail.
Virginia Drive in Hueytown, Alabama was closed due to floods that flooded the area on Monday
These photos show flooded driveways approaching homes in Canton, Mississippi on Monday evening
Video footage showed major flooding on Monday near the Saginaw Pipe Plant in Alabaster, Alabama
The water was so high that it approached the entrance of the Saginaw Pipe Plant in Alabaster, Alabama
The region with a flood risk until Tuesday due to heavy rainfall pictured above, with Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia being the hardest while bringing warm temperatures to Florida
It is expected that the potentially severe storms will move through the region after Tuesday.
Flash warnings and watches are present that stretch from East Texas to the western Carolinas.
The Tennessee Valley Authority said some of its rivers and lakes had received as much as 400% of their normal rainfall for this time of the year.
Monday’s flood guard and warnings pictured above affection areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia
The rain forecast up to and including Friday shows that Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia will see up to three centimeters of rain
Excessive rain will pound the South Monday evening until early Tuesday
Meteorologists predict that the heavy weather will last until Wednesday evening
In Homewood, Alabama, the soil was so saturated with water that it could no longer support trees, which allowed some tilting into the street.
On Monday, more than 4,000 homes and businesses in Mississippi lost electricity due to power outages in the heavy weather.
The storm system also has an effect on the east coast and brings light to moderate snow until Tuesday morning in New England, but it is predicted that less than an inch of snow will accumulate.
By Thursday, the system will crush the east coast with heavy rain from New England to North Florida.
In the Midwest, snow and wind are also possible in New England.