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Last updated 3:06AM ET
March 5, 2021
Flash Floods, Tornadoes Threaten Alabama
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A severe storm system packing the threat of tornadoes Monday could bring flash flooding to some counties.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings throughout Monday morning for counties in south, central, and west Alabama. There were no immediate reports of any twister touching down as the system spawned by remnants of Tropical Depression Fay rolled across the state.

Runoff from the heavy rain could flood some creeks, roadways and low-lying areas. Several roads in the Bayou La Batre area in south Mobile County were closed due to flooding. Heavy rains combined with high tide to force the closing of the Causeway between Mobile and Spanish Fort, detouring traffic to the Interstate 10 Bayway until conditions improve.

Forecasters say most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway.

Meanwhile, Alabama Power Co. worked to restore electricity to about 27 hundred of its customers, mostly in the Prichard and Saraland area of Mobile County. Some power also was out in Brewton, Butler, and the Thomasville area.

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