Russell County flooding

Russell County, residents spent their Christmas Eve fighting rising floodwaters.

High water was in the Sweetwater Park Subdivision in Fort Mitchell, Alabama.

Officials with the Russell County EMA spent their day putting sandbags down to combat the rising water and keep it away from the homes.

Russell County’s EMA Director says people should be especially cautious about staying safe during this rough weather.

He also adds to be especially cautious on dirt roads in this weather, as they are very prone to washing away in a torrential downpour.

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