Flooding hits Houston County home after Hurricane Sally

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — While the Hunter family made the best of their new watery front yard, many others are happy to see the water receding after Wednesday’s storm.

Many roads were underwater until early Thursday morning or are still closed as crews continue to fix damages.

Many citizens, in flood zones or not, experienced some type of excessive water.

“We kind of know to expect water problems when we come here,” Ashford Resident Rhonda Hunter said. “We’re not in a flood zone, but any time we get a lot of rain, we’re going to get a full yard. We carry flood insurance even though we’re not in a flood zone because this can get even worse than it is now so. It’s kind of an expectation you know that it’s going to be a problem.”

With any hurricane, flooded streets and property damage can be expected.

Now, because of Sally, citizens of Houston County have to wait for the water to seep into the ground or be taken away which can create a more dangerous environment with a ground soaked with water.

“We just have to wait,” Hunter said. “We wait it out and we wait just to see how long it’s going to take. It usually absorbs fairly quickly but it’s a little bit problematic getting to the vehicles and stuff like that.”

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