Emergency officials in Moulton, Alabama, transport James Simmons by boat on December 25 after flooding prevented them from reaching him any other way. Unseasonably warm weather helped spawn severe storms Friday after violent storms in the Southeast left dozens of families homeless on Christmas Eve.
Gregory Shuford, left, and Terease Shuford check out the flooding in their west Montgomery, Alabama, neighborhood, on Christmas morning Friday, December 25. The line of severe storms continued marching eastward, dumping torrential rain that flooded roads in Alabama and caused a mudslide in the mountains of Georgia.
A vehicle drives along a flooded section of Hayneville Road in west Montgomery, Alabama, on Christmas morning.
A man walks near downtown Atlanta in the rain on Thursday, December 24. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in three north Georgia counties amid the strong storms.
A vehicle drives through a flooded street as a record-breaking downpour continued in Avondale Estates, Georgia, on Thursday.
Trista Boga, center, helps salvage what she can from a friend's home along Highway 178 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on Thursday. At least 14 people were killed in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas as spring-like storms mixed with unseasonably warm weather and spawned rare Christmastime tornadoes in the South.
Vehicles and debris are scattered near Linden, Tennessee, on Thursday after a tornado charged through, leaving a trail of destruction.
A person carries their dry cleaning while walking in the rain through midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, December 23. In parts of Georgia, including Atlanta, a flood watch was posted through Friday evening, the National Weather Service said.