By WVUA 23 Reporter Libbi Farrow

It’s been over a week since the residents of the Riverbend Farms community have seen somewhat dry land.

Today was the first day residents have been able to come in and out of the area freely by vehicle. Although it was dry Monday, rain is expected for the next couple of days, which could indicate more flooding.

Hale County EMA Director Russell Weeden said the flooding shouldn’t get as bad as it was, but everyone is still preparing for the worst.

“Here in Moundville, the water is really receding pretty fast. Today is the first day that the river bend community can drive back to their houses so they are back there trying to get their stuff taken care of since they were flooded out for over a week now,” Weeden said. “Rear View Beach, where we rescued the people earlier in the week, they still can’t drive back and forth. But maybe tomorrow it will be low enough to come and go by car.”

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