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Elkmont neighborhood sectioned off by floodwaters

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ELKMONT, AL (WAFF) -

People who live in one Limestone County neighborhood say they’re up to their necks in water and want the county to help pull them out.

Waters run deep in this Elkmont community. Mill Creek flows right at the foot of the hill to their homes. Whenever it rains, the water raises to levels too high for cars to pass through.

"Some days are worse than others, but lately it's been pretty bad. This road needs fixing, and if you lived here you would know that,” said Gina Martindale.

Martindale called WAFF 48 News because she wants the county to find a solution.

"We need to have a bridge put in so that we can feel safe, so that we know if something were to happen, the ambulance or family or whoever needs to get out here can get out here,” Martindale said.

Some people told us about times their cars would get stuck and feared flowing down the creek to the Elk River.

Although they've dealt with this issue for years, she says it's long due for the county to step in and save them.

"There's not a lot of us, but even one, even if were just one person living out here, it's worth that,” Martindale said.

They tell us they’ve reached out to Limestone County officials before but got no response.

Stay with WAFF 48 News as this story continues to develop.

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