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4-year-old girl among 5 killed in Alabama, Tennessee flooding

Written by on October 8, 2021

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(GUNTERSVILLE, Ala.) — Five people, including a 4-year-old, have died from devastating flooding in Alabama and Tennessee.

In Van Buren County, Tennessee, about 60 miles north of Chattanooga, a man died after his car was swept off a flooded roadway Wednesday afternoon, according to Van Buren County Sheriff Eddie Carter.

Emergency personnel rescued the man’s wife and took her to a hospital where she is still recovering, the sheriff said Friday.

In Alabama, 13 inches of rain flooded roadways Wednesday night.

In Marshall County in northern Alabama, a 4-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman died as a result of the flooding, the county coroner’s office said.

In Hoover, near Birmingham, a 23-year-old-woman and 23-year-old man were found dead in their submerged car Thursday after being swept away in floodwaters Wednesday night, Hoover police said.

.@HooverFireDept and @HooverPD responding to Hwy 31 at Deo Dara on female on top of submerged vehicle. @spann @WBRCnews

— John Lyda (@johnlyda) October 7, 2021

After pummeling Alabama, the flash flooding moved east into North Carolina on Thursday, dropping more than 6 inches of rain in McDowell County within hours.

Georgia and the Carolinas are on alert for more flash flooding Friday morning.

Two to three more inches of rain is possible in the Southeast.

ABC News’ Will McDuffie contributed to this report.

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