Torrential rains swamp Tuscaloosa, trap motel guests

Torrential rains swamp Tuscaloosa, trap motel guests

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Heavy overnight rains quickly swamped the west Alabama city of Tuscaloosa, covering roads with water and leaving guests stranded in a motel.

111cc彩票下载安卓As much as 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain fell in a brief period late Tuesday, and the resulting flash flood filled cars with water and inundated a motel near Interstate 20/59.

111cc彩票下载安卓“I get a phone call ... saying the guests were coming in saying that the rooms were flooded,” Angie Cook, general manager of Best Western University Inn, The Tuscaloosa News. “Well, we didn’t know what that meant at that time.”

Cook said she and another manager arrived to find all the ground floor rooms were flooded, disrupting the night for roughly 40 guests. No injuries were reported.

111cc彩票下载安卓More storms and heavy rains were possible across Alabama on Wednesday, but no severe weather is expected, the National Weather Service said.

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