Southeast Ala. braces for more rain

GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - Residents of the rain-soaked Southeast are bracing for more storms even as they try to dry out from a weekend deluge that flooded hundreds of homes, washed out roads and forced evacuations.

The National Weather Service predicts another round of thunderstorms in the region today and Thursday.

Some areas could get a foot of rain by the end of the week.

In Alabama's Wiregrass region, volunteers and Houston County jail inmates filled more than 2,500 sandbags for people to place in front of their homes to keep out water.

The weekend thunderstorms caused an estimated $1.25 million in flood damage in Houston County, one of 11 counties Gov. Riley declared in a state of emergency.

In Mobile, the American Red Cross helped find temporary shelter for about 60 people displaced by flooding in Mobile and Baldwin counties, but most had returned to their homes by Tuesday.

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