Alabama was hit by flash floods deep enough for locals to swim and surf in the streets, but the heavy rains and flood waters are feared to have claimed at least one life.
A man's SUV was sucked into a drainage ditch in Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon, and is now feared to have died.
One disturbed local saw the man and his car disappear underwater, and immediately dialed 911.
First responders found what was left of the red SUV and pulled the wreckage from the water, but there was no sign of its 40-year-old driver.
He has not been named by local officials while search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith said almost half the department has been searching for the driver in a mile and half radius from where the truck was located, but so far no luck.