The Latest on violent weather and flooding in the Southeast (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee won’t be visiting the damage caused throughout the state by recent storm activity over the weekend, but instead plans on remaining in close communication with emergency officials to monitor the situation.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Lee’s spokeswoman Laine Arnold said the governor planned to meet with cabinet members Monday to review ongoing issues connected to the heavy rainfall.

Arnold says the flooding wasn’t as extensive or widespread as initially feared and added that the governor’s office feels the more prudent decision would be to let local resources focus on repairs without distractions.

However, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the governor’s office will continue to keep an eye out as rivers and other bodies of water still have the potential to flood over the next few days.

Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes Blake Brown, at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes Blake Brown, at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Days of storms dumped more than a foot of rain on the Southeast.

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9:50 a.m.

Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Authorities are searching for two people believed missing on waterways swollen by days of heavy rain in Alabama.

Crews are looking along the Cahaba River near Birmingham for a woman who disappeared Sunday. A spokesman with Cahaba Valley Fire and Rescue says her vehicle was found near the river, but crews don’t know where she is.

In northeast Alabama, authorities say a teenage boy is still missing days after the vehicle he was riding in was swept off a bridge by floodwaters from a creek at Bucks Pocket State Park.

Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes a church member at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Church members watch as student pastor Craig Blaylock, left, baptizes a church member at the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Marshall County emergency management officials say two other teens who were riding in a Jeep were found clinging to a tree after the vehicle foundered in water Friday.

Police have used a helicopter and drone to search for the missing youth.

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The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

7:25 a.m.

Residents are using boats to reach flooded-out neighborhoods and schools are shut down after days of torrential rains in north Alabama.

The sun was out Monday in most of the Tennessee Valley, but dozens of roads are closed because of flooding. Brick homes stand amid muddy Tennessee River waters in Muscle Shoals.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The National Weather Service says many areas got around 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain last week, and some spots received more than 12 inches (30 centimeters).

The city of Decatur says water levels already have exceeded 100-year levels and could rise another 2 feet (0.6 meters). Schools are closed in at least a half-dozen systems in the region.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency allowing the state to assist with disaster response.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Downed telephone poles on 15th Street in Columbus, Miss., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, following Saturday's tornado. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Downed telephone poles on 15th Street in Columbus, Miss., Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, following Saturday’s tornado. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Charles Lowery of Columbus, Miss., rescues carved stands from the remains of his home, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, following Saturday's tornado. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Charles Lowery of Columbus, Miss., rescues carved stands from the remains of his home, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, following Saturday’s tornado. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A backhoe is used to removes fallen tree limbs in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A backhoe is used to removes fallen tree limbs in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tornado strewn debris and fallen trees in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tornado strewn debris and fallen trees in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Church members lift beams as they try to determine the status of a Hammond organ that was trapped by tornado debris in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Church members lift beams as they try to determine the status of a Hammond organ that was trapped by tornado debris in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews are all that remains of the First Pentecostal Church  Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews are all that remains of the First Pentecostal Church Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tornado strewn debris and fallen trees take their toll in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tornado strewn debris and fallen trees take their toll in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A child plays around the podium that was virtually undamaged or moved in the tornado that destroyed First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A child plays around the podium that was virtually undamaged or moved in the tornado that destroyed First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A church member tosses to the side a large stone that was part of the exterior of the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A church member tosses to the side a large stone that was part of the exterior of the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken lumber, loose paneling, insulation, and destroyed pews in the First Pentecostal Church in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tornado strewn debris, including this roofing, and fallen trees in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tornado strewn debris, including this roofing, and fallen trees in this Columbus, Miss., neighborhood, Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Jack Gordman flips over a boat trailer that was tossed several feef from his parent's home in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Jack Gordman flips over a boat trailer that was tossed several feef from his parent’s home in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Al Bordelon salvages a tool box from what remains of his mother-in-law's shed in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Al Bordelon salvages a tool box from what remains of his mother-in-law’s shed in Columbus, Miss., Sunday morning, Feb. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A car in the parking lot of Fast Dog Printing Co. on Conway Drive in Columbus, Miss., has it's rear window smashed after a tornado struck the area Saturday, Feb. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
A car in the parking lot of Fast Dog Printing Co. on Conway Drive in Columbus, Miss., has it’s rear window smashed after a tornado struck the area Saturday, Feb. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)
Thomas Aaron checks on his beagles in the foreground of the remains of his tool and work shed, in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Thomas Aaron checks on his beagles in the foreground of the remains of his tool and work shed, in Columbus, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 are blocked after a landslide occurred after several days of heavy rains Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The National Weather Service confirms that two tornadoes struck Columbus, Mississippi as violent storms rolled through. (Feb. 25)
The National Weather Service confirms that two tornadoes struck Columbus, Mississippi as violent storms rolled through. (Feb. 25)

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