PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in their 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 fire rescue crews aren’t able to respond to some calls early Wednesday because of road flooding around Pensacola. He says some people have climbed into their attics because of rising waters.
The county is moving boats and jet skis from beaches to streets for rescues. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is lending boats and officers to help.
Schools and most government offices in the area are closed Wednesday.
More than 35 people have been killed in storms that started Sunday and spread from Oklahoma to North Carolina.
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