In Pelham, a city south of Birmingham, Alabama, temporary displacement began.
Dozens of cars had water up to their roofs. Rescue workers wearing life jackets waded through muddy water nearly to their chests to reach stranded residents. Hundreds of more people in mobile homes on higher ground were isolated because water covered the only entrance to the complex.
A 9-year-old girl in Mississippi was swept away in flood waters on Sunday night, while a driver in Atlanta "was found dead after driving into a creek swollen with rainwater."
In Augusta, Georgia, where the Master's golf tournament is being held, heavy rain punctuated the scene after it was postponed this morning for the first time in eleven years.