America Underwater: 20 Images From a Week of Record Rains

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Workers survey damage after part of the Scenic Highway collapsed following heavy rains and flash flooding on April 30, 2014 in Pensacola, Florida.
Image: Marianna Massey/Getty Images

It’s been a week of wild weather across the United States: from crushing tornadoes to furious flooding, the calamity was relentless — and it’s only Thursday.

If April showers do in fact bring May flowers, this year’s flowers are going to be awesome in Alabama and Florida, as much as 19 inches of fell over 24 hours in some places on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The last day of April also unleashed torrential rains that washed out bridges and roads in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland; sinkholes have been springing up all over the Florida panhandle; and downpours of rain snarled traffic throughout the tri-state area.

Below, we’ve gathered images from the most waterlogged places.

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