Residents of Birmingham apartments worry about more rain
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WBRC) – Heavier rain is expected in our area today in the evening and it’s not what some flood-weary Birmingham residents want to see, especially those in an apartment complex urban areas that flooded Tuesday evening.
The Harrison Court Apartments on 17th Street SW experienced heavy rainfall. Tuesday night was pretty scary for those who lived in this resort.
Images sent to the WBRC showed a foot of water on the first floor in an apartment as heavy rains hit southwest Birmingham on Tuesday. This sent many residents looking for new homes. On Wednesday, a lot was cleaning and drying out. You could see sodden mattresses thrown out.
A woman who shares a ground floor apartment with her 91-year-old mother was able to come out. They spent the night in a motel. She said it was the third time they had faced flooding issues. The problem is behind the apartments where a drainage ditch overflowed into the complex. Residents accuse the garbage in the drainage ditch of slowing the flow of water. The woman and her mother no longer want to see the rain coming.
“Scared. I’m afraid it will start again. We lost everything we could the first and the second time. What we have left is bad too,” said Mona Lisa Bridges.
Ms Bridges said she and her mother may be looking for another place to stay, but her mother is unwilling to move at least for now. They hope the rain this time around won’t be as bad as it was last night.
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