Heavy rain heightens threat of flash flooding in Alabama

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Power officials tell WSFA 12 News 99% of their customers who were affected by storms now have power. Spokeswoman Jan Ellis says the company is attempting to restore service to about 250 customers in the tri-county area at the 5:00 hour and approximately 2,500 statewide. Those customers should have power before the evening is over.

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.

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