Heavy rains follow deadly storms in the southeast, 36 dead (w/ video)Kimerly, AL (CNN) - Severe thunderstorms are roaring across the southeast and move north today; this as the south tries to regroup after days of severe weather, including deadly tornadoes. At least 36 people have lost their lives due to the weather.
By: Polo Sandoval, CNN
Kimerly, AL (CNN) - Severe thunderstorms are roaring across the southeast and move north today; this as the south tries to regroup after days of severe weather, including deadly tornadoes. At least 36 people have lost their lives due to the weather.
Another round of severe weather is pounding its way from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast, with some 37 million people in the way. Forecasters say there's a risk of large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding.
The heavy rain started in the Florida panhandle overnight. Parts of the state are under a state of emergency after more than 9 inches of rain fell in the Pensacola area. Neighboring Mobile, Alabama was hit hard with flash flooding overnight.
Alabama is one of several southern states still reeling after tornadoes ripped through the region. In Kimberly, Alabama, the National Weather Service says a tornado packing winds of about 100 miles an hour tore through town. The town's only fire station is gone.
Chief Brian Gober - Kimberly Fire Department: "Probably lasted, I don't know, maybe ten seconds. Got real loud. You could hear crashing, banging all around. I opened that door right there and all I could see was sky and debris on top of our trucks."
North Carolina is bracing again for more bad weather after several funnel clouds were spotted there Tuesday.
While folks in Florida continue to recover from the flooding, in Alabama it’s a different scene. Clouds are breaking from time to time, allowing people to come back out, and we're beginning the cleanup process. Utility crews are working overtime trying to get communities back on their feet.