Storms Worry Midtown Mobile Residents

Storms Worry Midtown Mobile Residents

Storms Worry Midtown Mobile Residents

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MOBILE, Alabama -

When it rains, it pours. That's just part of the problem, though, for residents living in midtown Mobile

"I guess I'm past the point of worrying it's just something I expect. It happens when it happens. I'm more surprised when it doesn't happen than when it does happen," said Ben Hill who lives on Demouy Avenue.

Hill has lived on the street for 6 years. Through the years he's been disgusted each time it rains. He says sewage overflows out of manhole covers and he's worried with the heavy rains that it could happen again.
"What I'm worried about tonight is that the streets will flood and my husband won't be able to get home," said a resident.

Residents on Demouy say they have trouble leaving their homes when the sewers overflow.
A spokeswoman with Mobile Area Water and Sewer System says there's a lot of confusion. She says the last time there was a sewage backup on Demouy was back in February. Cassie Calloway with Mobile Baykeeper isn't blaming MAWSS completely for the problem.

"If they're telling you it's not a sewer system problem than it isn't," said Calloway.

She has her own opinion as to what's really happening on Demouy Avenue.
"The chances of it being a sewer problem only are slim to none. It is absolutely a combined problem, really I would put the blame on the City of Mobile," said Calloway.

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