A relentless stream of tropical moisture brought significant flash flooding to Pensacola, Florida on Saturday.
Pensacola Regional Airport picked up 13.13 inches of rainfall on Saturday, making it the second wettest day on record next to October 5th, 1934 when 15.29 inches of rain fell.
Meanwhile, the Pensacola Naval Air Station picked up 12.71 inches of rain Saturday.
Flooding had been reported across Pensacola with numerous roads flooded and impassable.
Homes and businesses throughout downtown Pensacola were flooded, especially in the Palafox area of the city.
"...the Sheriff's office and administrative offices were under water. The Baptist Hospital had water coming in the first floor, cars are floating at the mall, a bicycle shop is flooded and pictures are coming in from all over the area," AccuWeather.com Facebook fan Cathie L. of Pensacola wrote.
Rainfall rates of greater than 2 inches per hour fell throughout the Gulf Coast region Saturday and there were reports of greater than 18 inches of rain in an area just north of Interstate 10 between Dawes and St. Elmo, Alabama in Mobile County.
This storm total radar image detects greater than 15 inches of rain has fallen in two different bulls-eyes. One near Mobile, Ala. and the second near Pensacola, Fla.
A failed dam on a 14-acre private lake near Dawes, Ala. displaced many people from their homes.
A state of emergency was declared for Escambia County, Florida which is the county that houses Pensacola and vicinity.
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A dangerous outbreak of severe storms will strike the northern High Plains and Canadian Prairies on Wednesday.
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