2 People Dead in Major Southeast Rainstorms

All along the Southeast, major rainstorms and flooding have caused people to be rescued from the roofs of their homes and abandon their cars, leaving two dead in Mississippi and Alabama.

The rain began last night at 7pm and continued into Monday afternoon, where flooding and a reported tornado in North Carolina were the culprits of bigger issues.

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.

2 People Dead in Major Southeast Rainstorms

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