Flooding prep begins in Greene County

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EUTAW, Ala. (WIAT) — As Tropical storm Barry makes its way inland many in West Alabama are concerned Barry could cause flooding problems for Greene County in Eutaw.

Ronnie Lockridge and his wife and hoping and praying the storm will not bring problems to their two Rivers community in Eutaw.  Last February the neighborhood flooded and was completely underwater after the Tombigbee River overflowed its banks. Residents were forced to use boats to get in and out of the community.

“Well we are mostly concerned about the rain, we are hearing it’s going to be 6-10 inches.  This is a big concern especially with the past flood we had not too long ago” Lockridge said.

Eutaw Mayor Raymond Steele says the city is on alert and he is keeping an eye on Barry as it makes its way towards West Alabama.

“We will be on alert ambulance, fire department and public works guys.  We will be prepared and ready to move.  Like any other community, we always make preparations for situations like this before it impacts the community.”

Ronnie Lockridge and his wife Linda are hoping they along with all their neighbors will catch a break this time around and can avoid flooding.

“Well, we just pray that everybody is safe and makes it through the storm without any injuries or damages as much as possible.”

Mayor Steele says the February flooding caused nearly one million dollars worth of damage to the Eutaw community.

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