BRIDGEPORT, Ala. (WHNT) — It’s time for clean up in areas that were hit hardest by Wednesday’s storms. Floodwater caused problems in the small town of Bridgeport.
One of the hardest hit areas was a storage unit facility that just washed away, all of the units were tossed into the roads and some went into nearby ditches. “A lot of people got stuff torn up and washed away,” said Leon Dave, a Bridgeport resident. “A lot of people have been out here trying to find their property and stuff and they can’t, its all messed up right now.”
Storage units that used to be at the corner of Seventh Street and Broadway are a long way from home after floodwaters lifted them up and swept them away. “From what i understand, they traveled,” said Deborah Rector. “There’s some down here on the next road down here.”
Rector is just thankful that everyone is okay after the flooding. “The force of the rain and the current of the water, it was awful, we’re just very lucky nobody got hurt really bad,” she said.
This morning, the owners of the units were trying to figure out what could be saved and what could be salvaged from their units. They were cleaning up and trying to help each other out at the same time.