Lightning and Flash Flooding Reported in Downtown Birmingham

The National Weather Service in Alabama issued a flash flood warning for the southern Birmingham metro area on August 23 as severe flooding was reported in parts of the city.

Social media users shared footage of flooded roads and submerged vehicles in Pelham, an area south of Birmingham, where the weather service said over 4 inches of rain had fallen in a short period of time on Friday.

This footage was shared on Twitter by user @ExplorerKeith, who said he filmed the lightning strike in downtown Birmingham on Friday. Credit: @ExplorerKeith via Storyful