Limestone County Commissioner prepared in case of damage from Hurricane Sally

Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 11:10 PM CDT
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Limestone County officials are keeping a close eye on the storm’s path.

When it rains , sometimes it floods. There’s always concern when a Hurricane is aiming for the Gulf Coast that North Alabama could see big problems.

Limestone County Commissioner Jason Black oversees district 3. He’s responsible for some 285 road miles in his area. He’s keeping close tabs on Hurricane Sally’s path. Heavy equipment is gassed up and ready to go. Barricades are close by in case heavy rains cause flash flooding.

“We have all types of different equipment we can remove trees even assist with flooding rescues. We have those areas that are prone to flooding but the ones we worry about the most are the ones people don’t understand. There could be water over the road 4-6 inches they drive a car through there and it sweeps the car off the side of the road. Anywhere you have a rising creek that’s prone to flooding. We don’t have to get rain here. If we get rain in Ardmore or Elkmont that water comes down through these creeks and that’s where they start swelling when they get down here. Pay attention. Watch the weather. Watch what is happening in your area. The old saying don’t drown turn around. Be safe more important than anything,” said Jason Black, Limestone County Commissioner District 3.

A good reminder as Hurricane Sally inches closer.

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