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Dangerous thunderstorms hit South; flooding, evacuations in Alabama
Dangerous thunderstorms hit South; flooding, evacuations in Alabama

A series of dangerous thunderstorms pelted the Southeast on Monday, sending rescue crews to a central Alabama mobile home park where hundreds of residents were evacuated from flood waters after a creek overran it banks, emergency officials said. The storms spread overnight from Mississippi into Alabama and Georgia, triggering flash floods, causing power outages and shutting down roads. Every firefighter in the Pelham Fire Department was out in the field trying to remove residents from hundreds of flooded mobile homes at Green Park South, said Robin Wilkinson, administrative assistant with the department. Alabama Power Co., the state's largest electric utility, said 11,000 homes...

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