Marshall County EMA Officials Say Flooding In Areas Is A Strong Possibility

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Marshall County officials are preparing for flooding across the county.

Several weeks ago some areas across Marshall County were flooded over, after a storm  dropped several inches of rain across the Tennessee Valley.

The areas outside of Boaz and Albertville are always susceptible to flooding, even in small rain events.

So with the potential for heavy rain EMA Director Anita McBurnett says flooding like what the county dealt with several weeks ago is a strong possibility.

“As time moves forward we see the rain totals go up we could see some flooding with those low-lying areas,” McBurnett says.

McBurnett says there isn’t anything they can do to prevent it.

“Sometimes it’s just a matter of the way the land is, the size of the creeks, and how much rain we get over what period of time.”

The county has to go out to the flooded areas and clear the ditches of debris and make sure the roads are in good condition, every time it floods.

Commissioners explain there isn’t money right now to rework those areas to alleviate flooding potential.

Officials will continue to monitor the water levels and issue any warnings if flooding occurs during the next several days.