Alabama swamped, 2 killed in floods from slow-moving front

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PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parts of Alabama remain under a flash flood watch after a day of high water across the state, with as much as 13 inches of rain covering roads and trapping people. Two deaths have been blamed on the slow-moving low-pressure system: The Marshall County coroner’s office says a 4-year-old girl and an 18-year-old died in the floods in northeast Alabama. A flood watch remained in effect Thursday for parts of metro Birmingham, and most of the state is under a flood warning. Three feet of water filled a Piggly Wiggly store, and some 250,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed from sewage systems in Baldwin County.

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