Morning storms cause flooding, power outages

{} {} Severe storms rolled across central Alabama this morning, flooding roads and leaving homes in the dark.

{} {} At the height of the storms, about 32,000 Alabama Power customers had no electricity. {}Crews were dispatched quickly to restore power. {}However, their first concern was safety.

{} {} Flooding was reported on roads in Alabaster, Pelham, Vestavia Hills, Birmingham, and other locations. {}The high waters even overtook a police car.