City of Brent suffering severe flooding

BRENT, AL (WBRC) - Brent Police Chief Terry Nichols says the city is dealing with severe flooding.

According to Nichols, four areas in the city are flooded from the weekend rains. These areas include two businesses and a church in a shopping center across from Brent City Hall. Also, the neighborhood behind the Piggly Wiggly is severely flooded.

Nichols also says that one road has been washed out completely.

Nichols says that police and Bibb County deputies have had to rescue 25 people using a flat-bottomed boat.

According to police, the water has subsided in some areas since 3:00 a.m., when flooding was at its worst.