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Landslide swallows cars

Baltimore landslide collapses part of street, sends at least ten cars down steep bank

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8:37 AM -

The same storm system that spawned deadly tornadoes across the U.S. has swamped parts of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with historic flooding.

Over 600 mm of rain fell in the area within just 24 hours before the system continued to make its way up the U.S. East Coast.

SCENES OF DESTRUCTION: Severe storms, heavy rain triggers major flooding in Pensacola, Florida

In Baltimore, a landslide caused part of a city street to collapse Wednesday, sending at least 10 cars down a steep bank onto railroad tracks.

Officials blocked off a number of streets in the area, but say no injuries have been reported.

Some homes nearby were evacuated so investigators could asses the area's stability.

The cause of the collapse was unclear, but it came on a day that the region was experiencing heavy rain.

"The rain has ended, but road closures remained in Baltimore Thursday morning as police directed traffic around a landslide that sent cars and mud tumbling 75 feet below onto CSX railroad tracks," adds

Since Sunday, at least 38 people have died as a result of tornadoes, flooding, wind and rain.

The storm system that's brought death and destruction to the South is now heading North.

Roads completely washed in out Pensacola, Florida
Severe storms, heavy rain triggers major flooding in Pensacola, Florida
Historic flooding, intense lightning hit Pensacola, Florida

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