Days and days of heavy rain have created a dilemma for authorities managing dams along swollen rivers in Mississippi and Tennessee.
Numerous roads throughout the region were closed because of water over the roadway, and officials warned about landslide risks.
More than 300,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power early Friday after a powerful storm raked the region. At least five people were killed.
A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida.