Inundated with moisture, the Southeast is now bracing for potentially deadly floods.
A stalled system stretching from the Gulf to the Carolinas is threatening to bring more heavy rain to a region that is already swamped.
“We’re talking about ten to 15 inches above average into the Southeast,” reports CNN Meteorologist Indra Petersons.
Members of one church in Gulfport saw waist deep water covering their car doors. “A foot of rain fell in less than an hour."
“And business owners along highway 49, found water rushing into their stores," Petersons reports.
“It didn't even get that heavy during Katrina,” one man says. “Katrina didn't even put that much water in it.”.
In Biloxi, Mississippi, stranded motorists were caught off guard by the deluge.
“The fire department rushed in to help dozens of stalled cars.”
In Miami Beach, pounding waves and dangerous rip currents proved much too strong for an elderly couple killed while swimming on Sunday.
“Miami Beach ocean rescue came to the aid of at least 50 swimmers caught in the rough surf,” Petersons reports.