Flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Isaac has caused extensive damage in parts of western and southern Alabama.
Swirling water lapped at the doors of businesses in downtown Selma. At least 20 cars filled with quick-rising water at an automotive dealership before workers could move them.
In Gordo, about two dozen houses were flooded, two bridges were washed out and several families had to be rescued in the town of 1,750 people.
And a commissary that provides food for thousands of elderly people in western Alabama filled with about a foot of water in Brent.
Forecasters say Selma received about 10 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday, and other areas received nearly 7 inches.
The weather service says storms produced as much as 2 inches of rain an hour.
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