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Floodwaters chase people to rooftops along Gulf Coast

Posted: May 1, 2014 at 4:46 a.m.

Vehicles sit amid collapsed pavement Wednesday after heavy rains washed a segment of a scenic highway into a ravine near Pensacola, Fla.

Vehicles sit amid collapsed pavement Wednesday after heavy rains washed a segment of a scenic highway into a ravine near Pensacola, Fla.

People were plucked off rooftops and climbed into attics to get away from fast-rising water when nearly 24 inches of rain fell on the Florida panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes to the west.

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Gail Maddan, 17, (left) and friend Ashley Bolton, 19, paddle past a garbage container Wednesday to the flooded front porch of... (By: NICK TOMECEK) (Credit: AP/Northwest Florida Daily News)

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