NWS: Southeast Alabama received as much as 6½ inches of rain during storms

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DOTHAN, Alabama — The National Weather Service says southeast Alabama received as much as 6½ inches of rain during the storms that moved through on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The heaviest rains were in Geneva and Houston counties. More than 4 inches of rain fell throughout the counties over a 24-hour period, and some areas had 6½ inches of precipitation.

Rainfall totals of between 2 inches and 4 inches were common statewide.

The weather service released the rainfall totals based on radar estimates and rain gauge reports. Flash flooding occurred in several areas, and some streams aren't supposed to crest above flood stage until Christmas morning.

Alabama avoided the severe storms and twisters that are being blamed for four deaths in Mississippi.

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