Torrential rains leave swollen rivers, downed trees in South

Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) Days of torrential rain across the Southeast left residents to deal with rising rivers, falling trees, weakened dams and mudslides.

An Alabama town canceled school Thursday and asked residents to conserve water after a pumping station flooded.

Seven trucks and a van struck trees that fell across Interstate 20 in Mississippi.

Officials there also are dealing with a mudslide at a casino and a weakened dam at a rain-swollen lake.

Rivers and creeks are out of their banks.

But forecasters say the region should dry out some before rains return next week once storms finally move eastward out of south Georgia.