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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)
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  • AR highways closed for high water

    AR highways closed for high water

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:59 AM EST2018-02-21 11:59:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-02-22 16:59:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

  • Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

    Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

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    (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). A motorist stops to clear ice from his wipers along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The area is under a winter weather advisory.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). A motorist stops to clear ice from his wipers along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The area is under a winter weather advisory.

    Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.

    Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.

  • Firefighter uses personal canoe to rescue woman caught in floodwater

    Firefighter uses personal canoe to rescue woman caught in floodwater

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:04 AM EST2018-02-22 11:04:42 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:04 AM EST2018-02-22 11:04:42 GMT

    Firefighters managed to pull the woman to safety after 45 minutes in the water.

    Firefighters managed to pull the woman to safety after 45 minutes in the water.

(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.

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  • 5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

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    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

  • Man killed after trailer blown away by storms

    Man killed after trailer blown away by storms

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    Saturday night storms have killed one person in Clay County.

    Saturday night storms have killed one person in Clay County.

  • The Latest: Deadly tornado confirmed in Kentucky

    The Latest: Deadly tornado confirmed in Kentucky

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    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...
    2 dead as severe weather featuring possible tornadoes moves eastward through central US.
    2 dead as severe weather featuring possible tornadoes moves eastward through central US.
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