Flooding hits Florida Panhandle

Apr 30, 2014 6:37 AM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle, the latest area of the country to be pummeled by a dayslong chain of severe weather.

Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says rescue crews can't respond to some calls because of road flooding around Pensacola. He says some people have climbed into attics because of rising waters.

The county is moving boats and jet skis from beaches to streets for rescues.

The National Weather Service estimates that 15 to 20 inches of rain has fallen in Pensacola in the past 24 hours, with a few more expected.


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