Over 100 water rescues reported in Pelham, city schools closed

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PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Pelham Police Department held a briefing Thursday morning to address the flooding and water rescues from last night’s severe weather.

Pelham Fire Chief Mike Reid said reported one injury despite a long night of water rescues. He said numerous neighboring agencies came to assist them. Over 100 personnel from Pelham PD & Fire and other agencies with 16 boats and numerous other vehicles in use.

Calls for water rescues came started to come in around 8 p.m. Wednesday night. 282 calls for service since last night. Pelham PD reported 82 home rescues and 15 to 20 rescues from vehicles Wednesday night.

Pelham police chief said main roadways are open and passable, but warns neighborhood streets could still be flooding.

Pelham City Schools will be closed today due to damage from the flood.

Portions of the Pelham City Park Complex are being restricted until flood waters recede. Ground crews are working to clear the area.

The full. briefing can be streamed in the video player below:

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