Roads, homes flooded along Gulf Coast - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Severe storms batter Gulf Coast, causing extreme flooding

Pensacola, FL received several inches of rain Tuesday night, causing severe flooding. (Source: Matt Raybourn/CNN) Pensacola, FL received several inches of rain Tuesday night, causing severe flooding. (Source: Matt Raybourn/CNN)
Heavy rains have washed out some roads in Pensacola, FL. (Source: Matt Raybourn/CNN) Heavy rains have washed out some roads in Pensacola, FL. (Source: Matt Raybourn/CNN)
  • FloodsMore>>

  • Greece: Search continues for 6 still missing in flash floods

    Greece: Search continues for 6 still missing in flash floods

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:28 AM EST2017-11-17 10:28:59 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 12:32 PM EST2017-11-17 17:32:11 GMT
    Rescue crews are searching for six people missing from deadly flash floods that killed at least 16 near Athens, as new storms hit the capital.
    Rescue crews are searching for six people missing from deadly flash floods that killed at least 16 near Athens, as new storms hit the capital.
  • Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

    Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:38 AM EST2017-11-16 09:38:29 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-17 03:57:36 GMT
    Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.
    Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.
  • The Latest: Death toll from Greece floods rises to 16

    The Latest: Death toll from Greece floods rises to 16

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:28 AM EST2017-11-16 10:28:26 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 11:18 AM EST2017-11-16 16:18:33 GMT
    Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.
    Greece's fire department says rescue crews are searching for six people reported missing in the western Athens area following major flash flooding that left at least 14 people dead.

(RNN/CNN) – The severe weather system that battered the Midwest through the South with severe weather during the past few days is drowning the Gulf Coast, causing massive flooding.

Heavy rains quickly flooded Pensacola, FL Tuesday night, washing out bridges and roads. Governor Rick Scott said that no one anticipated that much rain.

"We never thought we'd get 22 to 24 inches of rain," Scott said. "People were being evacuated from their attics. We haven't had this before."

At least 28,000 homes in the area are still without power and several hundred people have evacuated their homes. Many were rescued and some residents are using boats to navigate the streets of their neighborhood.

"We're getting more rain and its going further east, so other areas will be affected," Scott said.

Mobile, AL also felt the impact of Tuesday night's storms. Mitchell Sims, Baldwin Co., AL EMA Director, called the flooding "historic." Flash flooding inundated streets and homes and even caused a large sinkhole to open up.

In nearby Orange Beach, the flooding caused a few boats to break free from their moorings.

Sims said that no deaths or serious injuries have been reported on Wednesday.

However, on Tuesday evening, one drowning death was reported in Cantonment, FL, near Pensacola, an Escambia County, FL Sheriff's office spokesman told The Pensacola News Journal.

Flash flood warnings have stretched up the East Coast and the mid-Atlantic states, including the Virginia Beach, VA area. Those areas could also see severe thunderstorms.

Alabama and Mississippi are two of several states still reeling after tornadoes ripped through the region and killed at least 36 people.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network and CNN. All rights reserved.

  • Severe storms batter Gulf Coast, causing extreme floodingMore>>

Powered by Frankly