South braces for more floods after days of storms


Residents of the Crescent at Lakeshore apartment complex are rescued by Homewood Fire and Rescue as severe weather produced torrential rainfall flooding several apartment buildings Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Homewood, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

(NewsNation Now) — More flooding could be on the way in the Gulf Wednesday morning after storms have pummeled much of the southeastern U.S. this week.

The National Weather Service warned flash flooding was possible in a swath of the Gulf that ranged from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to points east of Pensacola, Florida.

The storms have been responsible for at least three deaths and dozens of injuries this week, and more than 242,500 customers were without power from Texas to Maryland early Wednesday, including about 90,000 in Alabama, about 80,900 in Mississippi, about 28,800 in Georgia and about 25,700 in Virginia, according to

More than 11 million people were in the path of storms Tuesday. On Sunday, there were 12 confirmed tornadoes in Mississippi alone.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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