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A funnel cloud appears in the distance in Level Plains, Ala., near U.S. Highway 84 and Dale County Road 1, Sunday, June 10, 2012. The area was under a tornado warning until 12:15 p.m. There is no official word of any injuries. (AP Photo/Dothan Eagle, Max Oden)

Heavy rains pummel Gulf Coast

June 11, 2012

Flood warnings stretched along the Gulf Coast from Florida's Panhandle into Mississippi as locally heavy rain June 11 threatened a repeat of weekend downpours and storms that damaged homes, blacked out a jail and spun off at least one tornado in Alabama.