FLOODING AFFECTS HOMEOWNERS ON LACKEY LANE
By WVUA 23 Reporter Julia Smith
It is beautiful in the summer on Lackey Lane, but not so much during flood season.
After the rainstorm earlier this week, residents were enduring floods that rose up to 10 feet of water at the doorsteps of homes in the neighborhood. All homes in this area are built on stilts to withstand living along the Black Warrior River.
Flooding occurs more than once a year, but homeowner Roxanna Edwards said she has never seen it this bad.
“The first day that I came home from work, it was un-passable,” Edwards said. “I could not get through so a neighbor with a truck was coming by, parked my car and took me home.”
The road to get to the neighborhood was so underwater that homeowners have had to use boats to get to and from their residences. Up the street, homeowner Adam Traweek and his family had to stay in a hotel.
“It is the worst I have seen it in six or seven years I have lived here,” Edwards said.
Traweek said he had to take a boat to get to his vehicle to take his kids to school. He hopes that the water levels will go down by Friday morning.