Heavy rain causes flooding and car rescues in Jefferson County


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Heavy rain led to severe flooding in Jefferson County on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Rescue teams have been called to several locations in the Birmingham area to help drivers stuck in high water.

Birmingham fire rescue crews responded to more than 20 water-related calls across the city. Eight were actual rescues.

BFRS crews say a 60-year-old man was pulled out of the water on South 23rd Street by bystanders and they performed CPR. The person was transported to Saint-Vincent Hospital by the BFRS in critical condition.

A female driver on University Boulevard near St. Vincent’s Hospital was helped out of her car by a WBRC FOX6 News photographer. Vincent Parker noticed that the woman needed help getting out of her car and he waded over to help her out of the car window.

Parts of South 21st Street soon flooded, along with University Boulevard, Clairmont Avenue and other places in south Birmingham.

Several cars were underwater.

Flooding along S 21st Street in Birmingham

Flooding on University Blvd. near Saint Vincent

Flooding near Pies and Pints ​​in Birmingham city center (SOURCE: Vicky)

Flooding on 2nd Ave S and 20th St S in Birmingham

Flooding outside the UAB Police Department (SOURCE: Ill Will)

Flooding at Lister Hill Library (SOURCE: Michael S. Fitts)

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