Flash flooding hits South after storms

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The water came fast and furious in many parts of Jefferson County. People in Brighton say it was some of the worst flooding they have ever seen. Roads and creeks flooded over. The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency says many people were caught by surprise and had to be rescued from their cars. In Brighton, several homes were flooded.

A number of roads are closed in Leeds this morning following a night of heavy rain.  Several businesses in downtown Leeds have been flooded and several people had to leave their vehicles after being overcome by floodwaters.  There are no reports of injuries.  Leeds police are warning  its residents to be careful when driving and not to driving through and standing water.

More than eight inches of rain flooded northwest Alabama. In Florence, the heavy rains fell in a short period of time early Thursday.

In central Tennessee, 6 inches of rain soaked several places in just a day's time. Flash flooding caused many people to get trapped inside their homes. No injuries have been reported.