10:53am

Tue September 22, 2009
WVAS Local

Flooding Rains Have Claimed a Life In Alabama

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Days of torrential rain have apparently
claimed one life in Alabama and forced about three dozen residents
to flee their homes or be rescued from vehicles on washed out
roads.
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said a dive team recovered
the body of 22-year-old James Dale Leigh of the Sand Valley
community from a pond on Monday. Witnesses said he drowned when a
portion of the pond's rain-soaked bank collapsed while he was
walking on it.
Bibb County emergency management director Wayne Hayes also said
27 people were rescued from homes in Brent in the dark of night
amid a torrential downpour. Several others in Bibb and Tuscaloosa
County also were rescued.