FLOODING

Flooding Causing Concerns for River Region

Flooding at Riverwalk Amphitheatre in downtown Montgomery – Alabama News Network Facebook fanWaters continue to rise in Alabama’s rivers due to the continued rain fall amounts. That is causing flooding concerns here in the River Region. RiverFront Park is flooded with waters crested at 40 feet. That is an extreme amount, according to Christina Golden with the Montgomery’s Special Events…

“Overdue” Repairs To Macon County Bridge Are Almost Complete

It’s been 3 years this month, since drivers have been able to pass on county road 32 in Macon county without being turned around by a “road closed” sign.   Major flooding, destroyed the bridge on the county road also known as Washington Avenue 2015. This is what it looked like last June — nearly a year and a half…

Marion Gets Grant to Help Repair Flood Damage

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The process of repairing some major flood damage in the city of Marion — just got a major shot in the arm — thanks to a grant from the governor. The city of Marion has been awarded $350,000 dollars to help with the repairs. The city was hit hard by flooding caused by Tropical Depression…

How to Help Harvey Flooding Victims in Houston

A woman is helped by rescue personnel while being evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)If you are looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, here are some easy ways to do it: There are a few ways to donate to the American Red Cross, which…

Alabama National Guard to Assist in Harvey Rescue Efforts

Rescue boats fill Tidwell Rd. as they help flood victims evacuate as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Monday Alabama’s National Guard will help with rescue efforts in Houston, Texas. According to her office, the Governor has authorized Alabama Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to send two…

Alabama Schools in Flood Danger

PEW report identifies flood-prone schools

The non-profit PEW Charitable Trusts are out with a report identifying schools in danger of flooding. The report includes an interactive map of Alabama with a list of the number of schools in each county that is in a flood danger area. The Dallas County School system has the largest number of those schools—three of the system’s 22 schools. Montgomery…

Flooding Leads to Travel Problems in Prattville

Several inches of rain has fallen in Prattville this morning, leading to several reports of flash flooding. That has prompted the Autauga Co. Emergency Management Agency to close a roadway and issue advisories for other highways. The EMA has closed Autauga County Road 47. In addition, it has reported that parts of U.S. Highway 82 near the 82 Auto Parts…

Flash Flooding in Parts of Montgomery

1/4flood4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4flood1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4flood2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4flood3 Show Caption Hide Caption A slow-moving section of rain left parts of Montgomery flooded this morning. The flash flooding was concentrated mainly in an area of Cloverdale and extended northward toward Prattville. These images are from Cloverdale, where the water was a few inches…

Flooding Raises Student Safety Concerns at R.C. Hatch High School

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A recurring issue with flooding is forcing staff and students at a Uniontown school to pick up and move for their own safety. More than a hundred students from Pre-K to 1st grade are in classes located under the gym at R.C. Hatch High School in Uniontown. The flooding has raised concerns about student health…