Mobile officials prepare for more rain


MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile residents are bracing for a rain event 10 days after historic flooding.

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The city of Mobile released a statement to address how it’s preparing for what’s to come and how it’s recovering from recent severe weather.

The following statement is from the city’s spokesperson, George Talbot:

“The City of Mobile received about 400 complaints via its 311 system as a result of last week’s storms and flooding. We’re continuing to prioritize and work through that list as quickly as possible. We’re watching the forecasts closely and giving top priorities to areas most vulnerable to the coming storm. The current predictions thankfully are less severe than last week’s storms, but we are taking every precaution. As we all know on the Gulf Coast, there are no guarantees when it comes to Mother Nature.”

One midtown woman said she’s seen city workers cleaning out the drains in her area.
“ I live over on Macy Place so we have seen them with a big vacuum truck, cleaning out the storm drains. I hope it’s something the city and county will maintain more. And make sure is an ongoing process because preventative maintenance is always better then having to rip up a street,” said Amy Butler.
FOX10 News also checked out the washed out road on McGregor Avenue. One man says he hopes the heavy rain doesn’t disturb the fragile road.
“Yes I’m concerned about it not for me… I don’t feel like I am in any danger but my neighbors across the street the water runs from west to east. I am very concerned about this little neighborhood right here….I’m worried it’s going to fill up on them if it rains really hard,” said Edward.
Talbot says city workers are still working on nearly 400 work orders from last week historic floods. If you have a non-emergency problem in your area, you can report it by dialing 311.
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