Flash Flooding in Baldwin County

Flash Flooding in Baldwin County

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BALDWIN COUNTY, ALABAMA -

For hours it seemed everywhere you looked there was water, water everywhere.

On parts of county road 32 motorists had to fight rain, wind and currents, determined to get where they were going.

"We have several roads with water over them," reported deputy EMA director Reggie Chitwood.

Fields and ditches overflowed making waterfalls where there once were none and causing concern for homeowners.

"In one hour it went from the top of the culvert to the top of the road and overflowed," says Amador Rivera.

By lunch time the rain had been falling for more than an hour. EMA says there are so many roads flooded right now they're too many to mention. The ground so saturated the rain has only one way to go.

"We've had significant rain event. It's inundated us and it can't hold anymore water," says Chitwood.

As soon as the rain started slowing down, the ditches and drainage systems started catching up. But with more rain expected barricades and other signs of caution may have to stay up for a while.

"Never seen this water come this high," says Rivera.

The Red Cross opened a shelters at the Fairhope United Methodist Church on Section St. for anyone displaced by floodwaters.

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