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In this photo provided by the Escambia County Sheriffís Department, floodwater surrounds the Escambia County Jail, Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Escambia County, in Florida. More than 600 inmates at the jail were without power and air conditioning after the rains left more than 5-feet of water in the bottom floor, which also houses the laundry and kitchen facilities. (AP Photo/Escambia County Sheriff's Department)

Heavy rains pummel Gulf Coast

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.