State still mopping up after 2 feet of rain

sink hole at the entrance to Sunrise Subdivision off Hwy 98 in Foley.
sink hole at the entrance to Sunrise Subdivision off Hwy 98 in Foley.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – As a weekend with little rain in the forecast approached, residents in many parts of Alabama were still mopping up after more than two feet of rain fell in some areas in a two-day span.

The storms also brought ferocious winds and possible tornadoes to some areas.

Some of the heaviest totals of Tuesday and Wednesday rains ranged from 22 inches to 26 inches over Perdido Bay, Wolf Bay, Foley and Orange Beach, based on radar estimates, Al.com reported.

The rain deluge led to disastrous flooding along the Gulf Coast. Authorities said there were at least 30 rescues in the Mobile area.

National Weather Service crews were surveying several areas in Alabama to determine whether tornadoes touched down. Forecasters said they expected to release more details on possible tornadoes on Thursday.

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